#10 Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield.
We all have something we feel that we are meant to do but never get around to actually doing. A good place to start looking for clues of what that might be is in our early teenage years. What did you choose to do with your time before society’s expectations started to weight in too heavily on your life choices? For me it was making movies and radio shows, writing rap lyrics (😎), modding video games and pursuing shady business ideas with friends. You just might have a more natural inclination to doing a version those things, rather than staying with the safe and secure job you ended up with?
——- WHY THIS BOOK? ———
I’m not a big fan of motivational books, and this comes pretty close to being just that – follow you dreams jada jada jada… But what struck a chord with me is it’s directness and uncompromising tone. I guess sometime you need to be shaken up a bit to get back on track and to work towards something that actually matters.
————— IMPACT —————
Some thoughts on the subject:
It’s easy to live the booze & drugs part of the rock & roll lifestyle, and a lot of people do, but actually putting in the work to write the music is the challenging and scary part that people skip.
“Be creative like an artist and but work like an accountant”. Inspiration is overrated, it’s circumstantial and if you rely on it you won’t get anything done.
What dream project do you keep putting on hold?
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