I always believed it was possible: this strange yet wonderful creative life.
Many will enter and few will win.
(During Jordan’s era how many great NBA players played their heart and their guts out to repeatedly taste setbacks? Making it to the NBA is a good accomplishment: those are long odds. Yet that’s a goal; not the goal. There’s way more to do after you arrive. So much more. Making it is great but it’s not the end and only goal.)
I know the odds though I do not respect the odds. Which I suppose makes me odd.
Be odd and ignore the odds.
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