I just spent 10 days straight writing 1000 words a day for a little project I thought up.
No one told me to do it. I just started because I realized it was important.
The most important things you’ll work on in your life will be things that no one tells you to do. They’ll be yours alone, and you will own that success, or that failure. Because it’s yours, you will value it.
If someone tells you to do it, if you’re getting paid, or there’s any other kind of incentive other than the one that comes from inside you, it won’t be the same.
If it comes from inside, there is a chance that it will be perfect. But no one will guide you there or force your hand.
It’s interesting that as soon as someone wants to make you do something, you instantly resist it, like you’re a little kid again. But if it’s about you, no one can stop you.
On some days I was writing at 3am to complete my daily quota. No one had a gun to my head. I just did it.
What do you work on that you can just keep doing– that you see value in and care about?
Find that. Work on it.Â No one will make you. No one will care if you do. But that shouldn’t matter, should it?