I mean you no harm. I sense what you’re puzzling over, but tell me if I’m mistaken. I remember something you said two years ago. I think your story IS a story. It’s okay to be lost. And: You’re enough as you are.
(I came across this piece through the Dispatch newsletter and found myself virtually underlining everything. Although I don't know the author (yet), I agree on so many levels and this lesson - next to the advice in the quote above - especially resonated with me: "cultivat[e] your astonishment".)
You are not your resume. You are the trail you've left behind, the people you've influenced, the work you've done.
If your project has real substance, ultimately the money will follow you like a common cur in the street with its tail between its legs.
“I have never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit.”
Hofstadter’s Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.
[...] whether to float with the tide, or to swim for a goal. It is a choice we must all make consciously or unconsciously at one time in our lives.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
Become master over yourself, master of your own good qualities... acquire power over your aye and no and learn to hold and withhold them in accordance with your higher aims.
Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows.