I have been going through a period of time now struggling with motivation, what I want to do with myself, and what I am pretty sure now is adult ADD. And while listening to this weeks episode of This American Life – “#073 Blame it on Art” they had a quote that pretty well sums things up.
“Most of us are toiling away at daily work that doesn’t seem as important to us as the ambitious dreams we have for ourselves. We are convinced we are not living up to our potential. That there is a better part of ourselves that just hasn’t expressed itself yet. Until the day our lives are over and what’s left is that daily work whatever it is and what ever we gave it.”
Basically it is not what you do but how you do it. But it puts it in a light that makes the dreams even though possibly unachievable still worth the effort.