Notes from a Maria Popova podcast

Write for yourself. It is important to enjoy what you do and the only person you must try to please is yourself.

Consistency and a great love for the work you do is a mark of greatness.

Doing dedicated work doesn’t mean living a hard life.

It is possible to do dedicated and important work without sacrificing your sleep. If your work requires you to sacrifice your sleep, do not wear it as a symbol of pride.

If you don’t like your work, it shows in your work.

The thing that takes your attention and time away from your work is the same thing that brings attention to your work.