Is the only thing we need.
And it's the only thing we have.
So choose wisely...
We live in a time where we can "see" everything.
We can predict almost anything because everything has already been analyzed, done, said or written before.
But it turns out that the really important things, the things that can change our lives forever are really hard to "see".
That's why for the really important things, the only way to see them is to do them.
To see whether or not it'll work out.
And yes, it's probably not going to work out.
Just like the voice in your head predicted it.
Just like everybody else predicted it.
But then again, some of the things do work out.
And when they do, they're usually worth a lot more than those dozens of things that didn't work out.
The only way to really see it is to do it.
So hang in there...
You can try to become a better designer.
Or a better freelancer.
Or a better writer.
Or a better singer.
Or a better employee.
Sure, better is good.
But "better" is also a race you'll never be able to win.
There'll always be someone who's be better than you.
Or catch up to you.
So it's a race that never ever stops.
And that's exhausting.
So instead of trying to be better, instead of trying to keep up with everybody else's who's busy trying to keep up with everybody else, why not try to be different?
Your phone makes you fast and efficient.
And the faster you can respond to a request, the more requests you'll be able to answer.
And the more requests you'll be able to answer, the more you'll get hooked on answering requests.
And the more you're hooked on and waiting to be able to respond to requests, the less time you'll actually have to create things that matter.
No doubt about it.
Responding to requests is important.
But so is creation.
Because the only way to create the life you want is to create it...
Because the only thing that’s going to happen when you get down on your knees and dig for gold in the dirt is that you’re going to get really, really, really dirty...
So who makes money in a goldrush?
Usually the people telling you about the goldrush.
The people owning the land.
The people selling the shovels and the equipment.
The hotel owners.
The bar owners.
And on and on and on.
But it's usually not the people that get down on their knees digging for gold in the dirt.
So don't just dig for gold.
And instead dig for gold, work in the bar, sell some shovels, buy some land and sell some claims all at the same time.
So that when the tide goes out you're not the one who's standing on the beach naked...
Doing something you don't really want to be doing just because you think it's necessary to be able do the thing you really want to be doing is never a good idea.
And it's almost always a good idea to just do the thing you really want to be doing.
Not that it'll be any easier.
Because it won't...
As a matter of fact doing what you really want to be doing will be a lot harder than doing the thing you don't really want to be doing.
But if you're going to end up doing the thing you really want to be doing anyway, then you might as well just start doing it right away.
Without having to go through all the pain of doing things you don't really want to be doing...
Your best bet to hedge against change that could crush you is to get involved in the very same thing that's causing that change.
This of course is very intuitive.
But the reality looks quite different...
Instead of participating in change we usually tend to first ignore it, then to underestimate it, and then to fight it.
The problem is that we can't win against change. Ever.
No one can.
So we might as well just become a part of that change and benefit from it instead of getting crushed by it...
One page is manageable.
Just like one blog post is manageable.
Or one song.
Or one talk.
Or one interview
Everybody can do that.
But one page, one blog post, one song, one talk or one interview every day is what's really hard.
Doing the work isn't the challenging part anymore.
It has gotten easier and easier to get stuff done.
Today, the challenging part is to consistently put in the work.
Which is also why it's the only way to get to where you want to be...