Those two pieces of advice have shaped my career as a writer and a producer of books for other people.
The truth is that there is immense power in quietly pursuing your dreams, even though it may not seem as impressive on the surface.
It’s not a way to live. It’s not a way to do big things. It’s a way to fail big.
More creativity = more competition. So how do you stand out?
Nobody grows by flattery. No one benefits from chasing down a flawed dream they are not suited for or can’t properly defend.
Jobs are not so great. And they cause a lot of suffering. And you don’t really need them. Bear with me.
Cheryl Strayed wrote for years before having a bestselling book. She knew the important thing was writing every day.
Everybody has an idea that they want to get off the ground. Everybody thinks his or hers is the greatest undiscovered secret mankind doesn’t yet know about.
A single book can unlock an idea, start a business, generate a change, seal a life decision, open you to a new perspective, prepare you for some unknown adversity that lies around a curve in the road.
Stepping outside of the comfort zone is fun and thrilling. It’s a reminder that one has to shake up constant routine to remind themselves they are full of life and have a pulse.