Most things in life that matter: SIMPLE BUT NOT EASY.
Meaning: You don’t need to be smart. You just need the ability to get over yourself and do the hard work.
“She’s not really smart. She just works hard. I can also do that if I try.”
That above is the most AMATEUR, PATHETIC, and LIMITING mindset I (and most smart people) have.
It doesn’t matter if you can figure out stuff most people don’t understand. Doesn’t matter if you can come up with witty lines every once in a while. Doesn’t even matter if you can come up with brilliant ideas that can change the world.
In August 2013 I read Ikigai and highlighted this:
I wrote a note that said, "That would be me."
That was easily the best thing I did all year.
I could do a better job writing a more proper post. But I just felt a compelling need to post something. Express my gratitude for this man. Right now.