Mistakes of Ambition

Sam Altman reminds us of the value of doing, and cautions against work that looks like doing but is not. The quote from Machiavelli was particularly resonant for me.

Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.

However, even when you do, getting where you want to be takes time. That's something we don't hear enough about. If there's one point that I've come to understand this year, it's this. We constantly have to examine what we give our attention to, and carve the time out for doing every single day.

Start now. Because it'll take much longer than you think.

Ramkumar Shankar