Being Successful vs. Being Known

You don’t need to be famous to succeed. You do need to be good at what you do though. Sometimes focusing entirely on that, on your craft and connecting to a tiny number of the right people, is all you need.

Great reminder for anyone that there’s no need to obsess with wanting to be part of the “in-crowd” to feel that your work matters because in the end the world won’t recognize it until you do first.

The world is already brimming with famous people who haven’t done anything significant at all! These are the people that fall more in love with the results than with the work which is why they strive so much to be known regardless of whether what they did to get someone’s attention is good or bad. I don’t know about you but I much rather do the quiet work in the corner to feel that I’ve made a difference and if something derives from that work, so be it.