“Most of us, of course have never taken such vows—but we choose to live like monks anyway, rooting ourselves to a home or a career and using the future as a kind of phony ritual that justifies the present. In this way, we end up spending (as Thoreau put it) ‘the best part of one’s life earning money in order to enjoy a questionable liberty during the least valuable part of it.’ ” -Rolf Potts
On today’s episode, I dig into this quote: “Everyone wants to be successful until they see what it actually takes.” It’s true, we all want to be successful, but in reality, only a handful of people really want to put in the work. The work that goes on behind the scenes.
Today’s quote is: “The trouble is, you think you have time.” Everyone procrastinates from time to time, just don’t make a habit of it. Don’t wait until tomorrow, because tomorrow may never come. We live in a world of distractions, but if you can stay focused, you’ll accomplish more things than you can imagine.
“The professional cannot allow the actions of others to define his reality. Tomorrow morning the critic will be gone, but the writer will still be there facing the blank page. Nothing matters but that he keep working. Short of a family crisis or the outbreak of World War III, the professional shows up, ready to serve the gods.” -Steven Pressfield