Forbidding The Privilege of Stopping

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It would not be easy, no—for in order to win such a battle, he would have to forbid himself the privilege of stopping, and whatever he did right he would have to repeat, as though he were already living in eternity.

Tom Junod.

This quote really nails something I’ve struggled with since starting a company. When you find something successful you have to keep repeating yourself even if you’d rather, out of vanity or boredom, stop. Forbidding yourself from stopping is a discipline we don’t talk enough about.

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  1. Reminds me of every rockumentary I ever watched. Almost every band complains about playing hits they wrote in the 20s well into middle age and beyond. Worthy of Sartre.

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