Lessons Learned After One Year of Writing

by Christopher Paul on November 12, 2012

Matt Alexander reflects on the lessons he learned during the past year of writing at OneThirtySeven. It’s a fantastic look back on his work and great advice for everyone – for writing or life. I think one of my favorite lessons is this:

The lesson is that pursuing things you are passionate about and enjoy will inevitably benefit you in an astounding manner. But, if you choose to pre-define the shape of these gains, you will find yourself disappointed and disillusioned.

In this context he’s talking about making money off the writing he does – which he admits isn’t a whole lot. But the takeaway is that by doing something you enjoy doing, you’ll be successful and that being successful has different meanings.

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