A few years ago, a friend said to me:
“If you’re working your ass off to earn $50,000 per year as an independent, why not go and get a job earning $50,000. You can earn that amount easy, and you won’t have to work your ass off.”
Just the other night, another friend called me a “hired gun” and shared his story around why that was an undesirable thing to be.
No perspective is invalid, even I can see that.
But I’m seeing something else. An acorn doesn’t just turn into a tree. Give it enough time, and it will turn into a forest, and then a jungle.
(There’s a term for that – it’s called depth of vision.)
You may not see the hard work that goes on beneath the surface of the pond, but trust me, that duck is swimming. HARD.