27) Create. The world is full of distractions, but very few are as important as creating. In my job as a writer, there is nothing that comes close to being as crucial as creating. In my life, creating is one of the few things that has given me meaning. When it’s time to work, clear away all else and create.
After reading Leo’s 38 insights from his 38 years, I am left hoping that the next seven years are transformative… clearly there’s some catching up to do!
37) Fear will try to stop you. Doubts will try to stop you. You’ll shy away from doing great things, from going on new adventures, from creating something new and putting it out in the world, because of self-doubt and fear. It will happen in the recesses of your mind, where you don’t even know it’s happening. Become aware of these doubts and fears. Shine some light on them. Beat them with a thousand tiny cuts. Do it anyway, because they are wrong.
Thanks for sharing what you’ve learned with those of us who haven’t quite figured this much out as of yet. Happy Birthday.
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