Not comparing ourselves to others

Defining success on our own terms

“To be an artist - actually, to be a human being in these times - it’s all difficult… What matters is to know what you want and pursue it”
- Patti Smith

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Why don't we just do what we really want?

How we can't help but get in our own way

"One should want only one thing and want it constantly. Then one is sure of getting it. But I desire everything and consequently get nothing. Each time I discover, and too late, that one thing had come to me while I was running after another…”
- André Gide

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Escape Lessons

The long road to Escape Everything

“Someone has a great fire in his soul and nobody ever comes to warm themselves at it, and passers-by see nothing but a little smoke at the top of the chimney,”
- Vincent van Gogh

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