From Twyla Tharp’s amazing and inspirational book, The Creative Habit:
I’m starting to get very excited about delving into the lives of creative people who know how to get things done. At a recent coffee with a friend-of-a-friend who has started and funded several companies, I was reminded of just how much of getting what we dream of in life is about the really, really hard work that goes into pursuing it, once you know what it is that you want to accomplish. The hard work makes the payoff worth it. Here’s what this person said: “I can tell you that success is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration…that is for sure.” It’s that last emphasis, that last part, that hit me. Wanting whatever we want in life is one thing – everyone has dreams. But then waking up at 5:30 a.m. every morning and getting in a cab and getting to the gym and warming up your body and mind for the day of deep creative work that follows that desire? That’s success. Love this stuff.
Have a great weekend. See you Monday.
Yesterday’s #Every48 workout: A SWIM, finally. And a good one, despite my wonky knee. I did everything with a pull buoy just to rest my knees and not worry about whether kicking would be a problem. The workout set was a warmup followed by 3 repeats of a 450-meter set: 25 hard/25 easy, 50 hard/50 easy, 75 hard/75 easy, down the ladder to 25 hard/25 easy, followed by a one-minute rest before doing the next set. Felt good to move!