The full post is also available on my website. I came across this tweet today on a life philosophy to follow that really resonated with me. everything I do is the most important thing I do.... I will be ambitious with my job and not my career. The implication of this statement is that whatever you’re doing now is the most important thing for you, not some stepping stone for a future greatness. It means that you fully embrace living in the moment and following the energy for what you can’t imagine not doing. Part of the prerequisite for following this is really
I love the message from the tweet! I wracked my brain trying to think of a quote I heard several years ago, but I couldn't remember it even with the help of Google 😭 Anyway, it was something along the lines of how when you're a kid, you wish to be an adult, and when you're an adult, you dream of retiring, and then before you know it, you're near the end of your life 😅 So I think the moral of that quote is similar in that you should treasure the present day.
You do an awesome job of expressing importance/passion in your writing. I think that was my first impression when I stumbled on your newsletter recently; that sense of what you were saying and how you were saying it mattered to you and it was refreshing. Also, I get the struggle of words mattering and how that can be paralyzing at times so I love the 100-day rough(ish) draft goal!
Which is why my main reason for commenting (and dealing with substack forcing me to register)
is to give you a hard time about that 500-word limit idea =D I mean, correct me if I'm wrong but this is like day 2 and you totally overshot it! I figure it's a perfect example of the way you communicate that importance. It's keeping the main thing, the main thing, even if it means breaking the marketing suggestions a bit. Plus, at some point in the 100 days, you may hit that "trudging through quicksand" wall so it'll all balance out.