Shawn

Add friend
Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Shawn.


Eating Well for O...
Shawn rated a book it was amazing
by Andrew Weil (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Loading...
Thomas Merton
“The logic of worldly success rests on a fallacy: the strange error that our perfection depends on the thoughts and opinions and applause of other men! A weird life it is, indeed, to be living always in somebody else's imagination, as if that were the only place in which one could at last become real!”
Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain

“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
Ira Glass

year in books
Meghan
627 books | 125 friends

Anna Bl...
210 books | 94 friends

Megan
765 books | 25 friends

Christy...
190 books | 52 friends

Ginny
1,769 books | 38 friends

Drew
537 books | 45 friends

Jo
Jo
175 books | 187 friends

Barbara...
2 books | 85 friends

More friends…



Polls voted on by Shawn

Lists liked by Shawn