Hello! Issue #3 is here and it’s a pushy one.
Recently I’ve been thinking about what people achieve, how they do so and why they start out in the first place.
Most people are quitters. If you’re offended by this then maybe I’ve struck a nerve. Quitting is hard to do. Sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s bad. I spent a chunk of 20s quitting jobs I was bored with and that was OK. Quitting because the task at hand is difficult is silly.
It’s important to figure out why you’re thinking about quitting something, coming to peace with that reason and then doing the hard thing.
Speaking of hard things - a lot of people complain. I’m a complainer. I observe things in the world and then complain about them to my partner. She is a special human to have put up with me for this long.
Something I can’t bring myself to complain about? Anything within my control.
Learning a new skill is within my control. Changing careers, cities, clothes, attitude, phones, shoes, thoughts, friends, family and on and on. These are all within my control.
I strongly believe that most people don’t want it badly enough to do the hard work. Below are two articles that dig a little bit deeper into these two topics.