You don’t find time, you make time.
“Expect anything worthwhile to take a long time.” Debbie Millman*
Anything worthwhile should take a long time. The myth of overnight success is just that… a myth. Acorns take time to become great oaks. Nothing that comes easily will feel worthwhile, but I chase the quick fixes and the rapid results. There is no other path than committing to the hard labour of the path. A mountain climber uses his own strength to reach the summit, he knows that a helicopter and a parachute does not count.
I find myself so often searching for a few more facebook likes, rather than writing and rewriting chapters that put my ideas into an improved form. I need to remind myself that hard work on what matters is both rewarding in and of itself, and the only real path to somewhere worthwhile.
*I found this quote over at Maria Popova’s brainpicking blog.
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