“In life, you will become known for doing what you do. That sounds obvious, but it’s profound. If you want to be known as someone who does a particular thing, then you must start doing that thing immediately. Don’t wait. There is no other way. It probably won’t make you money at first, but do it anyway. Work nights. Work weekends. Sleep less. Whatever you have to do. If you’re lucky enough to know what brings you bliss, then do that thing at once. If you do it well, and for long enough, the world will find ways to repay you.”
From Navating Stuckness, by Jonathan Harris
This is one of the parting quotes from a very strong article about one man’s roundabout way of coming back to doing what he loves. It’s one of those stories to tuck away somewhere, so you can find and reread it when you’re feeling like you’ve lost your way. I’m going to go write now.