Is It What We Really Want...?

David Round
Is It What We Really Want...?
A handwritten page inside an open notebook

“People romanticise their plans but dread the execution. The magic you’re looking for is in the work you’re avoiding.” - Unknown

When I first read this quote I saw it as a call to action - stop dreaming and start doing because joy/success/fulfilment will only come when you start doing the work.

But then I thought about it for a while and took a different message from the words - maybe, the reason we’re avoiding the work is because it would lead to what we think we want, and not what we actually want .

After all, we rarely struggle to do the things that we really want to do…

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