[Every48.com is on hiatus this week while I’m cooking up some new content for the holiday season. This week I’m featuring a favorite “fitness meme of the week” post every day from the collection of memes on Every48.com. Enjoy – and then get out there and get your workout on.]
Twyla Tharp on Rituals
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.