follow your nose
performing bursts of intensely focused work.
Discovering what you love to do will feel like a revelation, as though a little furnace of energy is burning inside you.
You’ll feel compelled to do it.
It will bring out your most authentic self.
Keep looking; as Steve Jobs imparted, “You’ll know when you find it”. It is such a rare privilege if you do.
The best approach looks something like two blocks of time intensely focusing on your craft, and then spending the rest of the day resting, thinking about it in the background, and tending to everything else in your life
Your process only matters insofar as it gets you the results.
This is intimidating but also extremely liberating.
You will improve fastest by working with others who are better than you. Seek them out.
since impressive people tend to operate in fairly tight-knit networks
You should try to find something that really matters. My metric is that the pursuit should benefit others in some way. Writing is one example, because great writing benefits anyone who reads it.
This will mean neglecting most nonessential things and carefully nurturing the few essential things
Try to get a little bit better each day. If you do this for long enough, you’ll be amazed by the results
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