Tenacity

I loved What separates Peter Pans from the pros by @jkglei

Here’s an excerpt:

When the going gets rough in any creative or entrepreneurial project, what we require isn’t reason or rationality, it’s sheer tenacity—commitment to our abilities, commitment to our process, commitment to finishing even in the face of the inevitable setbacks. This is what separates children from the adults, and the Peter Pans from the Pros.

If being grown up means being committed—to a business, a project, a person—then it’s impossible to peak. And the deeper the commitment, the deeper the meaning that can emerge.

It reminds me of the classic War of Art, and Turning Pro (both HIGHLY recommended) by Steven Pressfield.

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Dave Martin

Dave is a designer at Automattic.

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