Monday, August 20, 2018

I shall now proceed to never do anything else ever again

We romanticize the young, idealistic artist or entrepreneur who has their creative moment of conception at the tender age of nineteen and earnestly announces to themselves:

I shall now proceed to never do anything else ever again

Because so many of our heroes tell this very type of origin story. How they had a dollar and a dream and no backup plan in place, and through dedication and hard work and a bit of luck, they were one of the ones who made it all the way. 

They never did anything else for a living for the rest of their lives, because they never needed to. 

Nice work if you can get it, but since when did hammering one nail all our lives become the royal road to greatness? 

What about the people brave enough to accept the fact that they can do something else? Those who walk away when it’s still beautiful? Those who quit what is impossible to win and change directions proudly? 

That’s equally as admirable. Stepping aside, letting go of holding onto themselves and trying something else to see where it takes them, that’s romantic too. 

Remember, everything real comes from initiating something new. We pass up a lot of wonderful adventures because we’re afraid to let go.  

Is your passion urging you to continue with a project long after practicality has told you to quit?
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Scott Ginsberg
That Guy with the Nametag
Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.

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