“Instead of watching TV or playing Grand Theft Auto, work on your idea. Instead of going to bed at 10, go to bed at 11. We’re not talking about all-nighters or 16 hour days – we’re talking about squeezing out a few extra hours a week.”—37signals on not quitting your day job (via marco)
While the reactions of both men didn’t surprise me, their temporal proximity offered a dramatic comparison. It also reminded me that the veneer- the car, the clothes, the occupation- may be glossy, but it’s shallow. Our substance, as human beings, operates from the inside out. It’s in the direct gaze, the kind word, the helping hand, and extends all the way to the weight we are willing to help carry.