“If someone’s much better than you at something, they probably try much harder. You probably underestimate how much harder they try.”
It’s tempting to compare yourself to other creators, but that’s a trap.
Ava riffs on the unseen effort it takes to succeed and highlights the importance of falling in love with the work and not just the potential results.
As she says, “A lot of people want to be but they don’t want to do.”
Btw, I found this link in the Weekend Briefing newsletter.
Related: This is how I get things done each day.