Wisdom & Inspiration
A bit of genius from The Awl.
One of my favorites is #10, in response to the myth that “publishing this book will change my life.” No, the writer says:
What will change your life is committing to regularly producing work. More than any single opportunity, usually a commitment to writing succeeds instead.
Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t.
Maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t.
Maybe you’ll divorce at 40.
Maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary.
Whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either.
Your choices are half chance.
So are everybody else’s.