When you’re hungry and doing what you love, you do good work. When people notice that work, you become successful. Success makes you a different person. Maybe you’re lazy, and can’t compel yourself to do the work. Maybe you’re burned out, or tired of it. Maybe you only ever had one good thing in you.
Success is a temptress and you want desperately to stay in her good graces. You start thinking of what it is people want from you so you can give it to them. Trouble is, you’ve stopped being yourself and started merely doing an impression of yourself. You have become insincere.
Apt observation. Strikes a chord with me. I believe I’ve felt this myself as well as seen it in others.
So, yes, doing what you love brings success, and by all means, throw yourself a nice big party, buy yourself a nice car, soak up the adulation of an adoring crowd. Then shut the fuck up and get back to work.
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