in light of past and future
inhabiting the middle of the story
When your motivation wavers, look back at how far you’ve already come. When it’s rekindled, focus ahead on how far you’ve yet to go.
Adam Grant, Originals (paraphrased)
“There is no conflict between insane focus on your craft, and love for your family.
Love is no distraction, it is fuel for the fire.
It is memory of Penelope and Telemachus that pulls Odysseus from the snares of Calypso and the Lotus Eaters.”
Conor White-Sullivan (via David Crandall)
The real lesson is: If I don’t put the rocks in first, I’ll never fit them all.
Author Unknown (memorable object lesson)