It means taking stock of what’s really important and what’s not. Commit to not doing the unimportant things anymore.
You don’t take anyone’s sh*t.
One way to get more deep work done is to cultivate a disinterest with the trivial things that other people get distracted by (hint: watching debates/political maneuvering a year before an election).
Find your crazies and love them ferociously.
The number one reason most people don’t get what they want out of life (relationships, careers, money, etc) is because they don’t have any systems in place for accomplishing the big goals they set for themselves.
“I ignore my own resolutions. I just feel kind of good that I make the gesture, you know?”
“Shakespeare will never be made by the study of Shakespeare. Do that which is assigned you, and you cannot hope too much or do too much.”
Everyone likes to express themselves through fashion.
There has never been a better time to be a writer. The idea that any person could write and publish as much as they want is a totally new and unparalleled scenario in the history of publishing.
You have a goal. You want to lose 14 pounds, run a marathon, or write a non-fiction book. But in order to achieve your goal, you need motivation — without it, you cannot start.