Two different podcasts. Two different authors. One common theme.
Just as this post concludes, it also began (albeit on a much smaller scale): with a compulsion to write.
I’d heard Paulo Coelho talk with Krista Tippett for On Being a couple months ago and the passage quoted below jumped out. But I didn’t know what I wanted to do with it.
Yesterday, I heard Salman Rushdie talk with Alison Beard for Harvard Business Review’s Ideacast. A minor echo in theme compelled me to write this up.
The myth of the overnight success is very well established. And while some successes work out that way, most are the result of consistency, hard work, and/or compulsion.
Two tales on the theme in the authors’ own words …