"When one has finished building one's house, one suddenly realizes that in the process one has learned something that one really needed to know in the worst way - before one began." -- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German philosopher and critic
One of the reasons people don't risk doing new things (that they really want to do) is because they never get past the conceptual stage. A close friend was stuck in this place regarding a novel he wanted to write.
"He who has a why can endure any how." -- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German philosopher and critic
A few years ago, a friend of mine started a media business. Recently it has really taken off. It's great to see as it's been a dream of his for 20 years. Along the way he started a marketing agency that met with mediocre success. During that time it always amazed me to watch his unrelenting enthusiasm no matter how well his business was doing. No matter what, he kept pushing. "I think the enthusiasm came from my purpose," he said looking back.