This is the temptation that exists for everyone.
You go home and talk about it. You say something is important.
You wish for it and hope for it.
But do you know what you do past that? Nothing.
Starting scares you.
You would rather keep bringing it up while you watch TV and playing on social media than actually get to work.
“It’s a temptation that exists for everyone—for talk and hype to replace action.”
–Ryan Holiday, Ego Is The Enemy
You know who was great about not confusing this?
San Antonio Spurs basketball great, Tim Duncan.
He had no passion for useless talking.
He quietly went out and won 5 NBA championships while making the NBA All-Star team 15 times over a 19-year career.
“And that’s what is so insidious about talk. Anyone can talk about himself or herself. Even a child knows how to gossip and chatter. Most people are decent at hype and sales. So what is scarce and rare? Silence. The ability to deliberately keep yourself out of the conversation and subsist without its validation. Silence is the respite of the confident and the strong.”