we’re so young. we’re so young. we have so much time. there’s this sentiment i sometimes sense, creeping in our collective conscious as we lay alone after a party, or pack up our books when we give in and go out – that it is somehow too late. that others are somehow ahead. more accomplished, more specialized. more on the path to somehow saving the world, somehow creating or inventing or improving. that it’s too late now to BEGIN a beginning and we must settle for continuance, for commencement.
i have a way of filming things and staging them and designing sets,” he says. “there were times when i thought i should change my approach, but in fact, this is what i like to do. it’s sort of like my handwriting as a movie director. and somewhere along the way, i think i’ve made the decision: i’m going to write in my own handwriting. that’s just sort of my way,
- wes anderson | interview with nprfreshair [emphasis mine]
think of how many habits you can change with the tortoise strategy in a year verses how many you start and stop with the hare strategy. every change creates an equal and opposite force of resistance to change. to keep resistance low, change slower than your excitement propels you to. hold yourself back… it builds anticipation. if you don’t, excitement inevitably wears off, and resistance will chop you down when you’re weakest, putting you back to square one. One. Habit. At. A. Time. aim for changes that stick a year, 3 years, or 10 years, and pace yourself accordingly.