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Mastery of craft
I wish I had known my purpose by now, and I wish I had started a craft when I was a kid.
For the past fifteen years, I have been looking up to masters in their respective fields, such as Floyd in boxing, Louis CK in comedy, or Jimi on the guitar.
There's something special about having a craft that you're really good at, a skill that you start honing early on, something that you can't wait to get your hands on in the mornings and that puts you to sleep at night. I have never looked up to rich people who did well in business, but I have always admired people who have a craft that they enjoy, with which they have managed to achieve freedom and independence.
I have always been attracted to independence, yet I have never managed to achieve it. The one thing I've always wanted, yet never got. I do understand that society is designed for us not to be independent but to follow suit, but that hasn't stopped many others who have managed to take a different route.
For the past fifteen years, I have been looking to find that thing to become a master of myself. I can't tell you exactly what made me give up on things I've tried in the end, but that's what happened every time I tried to dig deeper into a particular field.
The pattern would go something like this: I'd go all-in, get obsessed with it, spend every minute of the day thinking about it, invest in the best equipment if equipment was involved, and honestly, do my very best. But with everything I tried, my interest would fade over time. And that's not what I was looking for. I was always looking for something that would keep me hooked all the way until the day I die.
After all, that's what most people who have found that one thing for themselves say. You can see it in their eyes, you can hear it in the way they talk about their craft.
My interests over time always ended up falling apart.
However, I've realized that everything I did so far in my career ended up being filtered in one way or another.
With Bold Ink, I’ve made a promise to myself to keep my thoughts entirely unfiltered.
I'm letting the unspoken out.