Intensely watched, intensely remembered.
It’s not the trouble-free we ought to pursue. It’s the challenge of a good idea.
Instead of pushing through the messy middle, we dash to the nearest exit: answering another useless email. It’s the distractions that make us dumber.
Like a blob of mercury, we are mentally stoned. The immediate response is to do more. The optimal response is to do nothing.
Less is more until we realize that none of the hard and interesting work got done. And that’s when we stick a sticky note on our computer screens that says: “Don’t fucking quit.”