As Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said, ”Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
Our tendency as human beings is to follow shining objects.
We love to start new sports or classes at the local dancing club. We like to “follow” passions or personal projects.
And especially if our current project or endeavor has lost its pink honeymoon period, it is even more tempting to escape it and start something new.
The only issue is, by following many projects, we spread ourselves too thin, and stay in the shallow part of the business.
By cumulating enough small projects that we quit, we may neither achieve anything great nor cultivate the skill to fight during hard times.
It is therefore important to remind ourselves to repeat every day the difficult work and persevere during hard times.
Once we pass the torment, we may end up in a beautiful place of mastery and enjoy the results.
Meanwhile, we will have learnt to enjoy the process, appreciate the chance we’re given to try, and honor our chance by succeeding at the end.