What is interesting is now. If you think it was better before, then you might as well commit suicide immediately.
By aggressively working your muscle to fatigue, you’re stimulating muscular adaptation that will improve the metabolic capability of your muscle and cause them to grow.
the many times I dnf, I could no longer hate or be sad about it. it became a guilty big secret pleasure of mine. there’s that certain masochist pleasure in coming home empty-handed after getting beaten down to the muddy ground. if i could take pleasure in nothingness, i feel invincible.
As for my daughter’s drawing skills? I understand that I’m her mother and I while I can see all the beautiful, wonderful magic in the way she draws (and while her teachers have commented on how focused and detailed she is at drawing), I am the first to admit that maybe her drawings themselves aren’t particularly masterful. But, you know?–for that matter, neither are mine. Anyone focusing on that aspect is sort of missing the point.
Everyone wants to quit something, build something, be something, do something. Most people won’t.How many things have we wanted? How many opportunities have we craved? How many broken things have we wanted to fix? And how many of those have we shrunk from. Hid from. Or, excused away.We’re not alone.Most people won’t.But every once in a while someone puts themselves out there. Makes the leap. Faces rejection or failure or worse. And comes out the other side. Better. Changed. Bolder.Most people won’t. Which means those that do change everything.
Do work. And I mean that in the most literal way possible. People like the romantic notion of having an epiphany, or innate talent or skill. But the truth is, any success in life – especially in the creative field – requires a tremendous amount of work and there is nothing romantic or sensational or interesting about that so people love to ignore it. And I think that is why it’s much easier to fail in this industry than succeed, because the amount of work required to succeed is tremendous, and there’s no reason to do that work, no boss, no deadline, it’s totally on you and your desire to create. So do the work and be brave, is what I always say. Work hard and take chances. And it definitely scares a lot of people.
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