How do you make a great work?
You take a good idea and work on it extremely hard over a long period of time.
Simple, but not easy, right?
As they say, the gap between ideas and action is enormous.
And past that, unfortunately, the former is worthless.
Maybe today I am just telling myself to keep blogging.
There are millions of notebooks and Evernote folders packed with ideas, floating out there in the digital ether or languishing on dusty bookshelves. The difference between a great work and an idea for a great work is all the sweat, time, effort, and agony that go into engaging that idea and turning it into something real. That difference is not trivial. If great work were easy to produce, a lot more people would do it.
-Ryan Holiday, Perennial Seller