I watched a recent vlogbrothers video today, and a “passage” really jumped out at me. I have seen John Green speak a few times in person, and he is a great speaker with a lot of brilliant ideas. These are truly words to live by.
“Don’t make stuff because you want to make money–it will never make you enough money–and don’t make stuff because you want to get famous because you will never feel famous enough. Make gifts for people and work hard on making those gifts in the hope that those people will notice and like the gifts. Maybe they will notice how hard you worked and maybe they won’t. If they don’t notice, I know it’s frustrating, but ultimately that doesn’t change anything because your responsibility is not to the people you’re making the gift for, but to the gift itself.”