The challenge of writing Is to see your horribleness on page
To see your terribleness
And then to go to bed
And wake up the next day
And take that horribleness and that terribleness
And refine it
And make it not so terrible and not so horrible
And then to go to bed again
And come back the next day
And refine it a little bit more
And make it not so bad
And then to go to bed the next day
And do it again
And make it maybe average
And then one more time If you’re lucky
Maybe you get to good
And if you’ve done that
That’s a success
“To do anything really well, you have to overextend yourself”, to appreciate that, “in doing something over and over again, something that was never natural becomes almost second nature,” and finally, that capacity to do work that diligently “doesn’t come overnight.”
Years of hard work are often mistaken for innate talent, and that passion is as necessary as perseverance to world-class excellence.
“Death anchors us in the truth. It’s the signpost that takes away all illusions.
Believe that you have control, and death will shatter your illusions.
Associate too much with the physical world, and death will remind you that everything physical falls apart.
Be proud of your knowledge, and the mystery of death will keep you puzzled.
Try to slow down the decay of life, and death will crush your sense of time.
When you accept the reality of death, there will be nothing left to fear. ”
Mo Gawdat, Solve for Happy