There’s a commercial reality. See, students come into this business thinking that they are fine art students, and what they’re doing is lovely pieces of work that they are proud of. That counts for the square root of fuck all. Nobody is interested in whether or not you’re proud of it.
“Be kind. Read more books. Spend time with your family. Crack jokes. Go to the beach. Hug your dog. Tell that special person you love them. These are the things these kids wished they could’ve done more. The rest is details. Oh… and eat ice-cream,” because every single child he spoke to absolutely loved ice cream.
I never put wet towels on the floor anymore
My thinking is that – if you want to be successful, learn from the other peoples’ mistakes, don’t learn from success stories. The book I want to write is “Alibaba: 1,001 Mistakes”.
High performance often hides behind boring solutions and underused insights. The fundamentals aren’t sexy. They just work.
A More Beautiful Question:
Basically, you begin to observe yourself as if you were a third party. If you can achieve that sense of detachment, your thinking becomes more “flexible and fluid”.
What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.