Let Me Define “Hobby”

I find that the people who take a hobby to the nth degree don’t have a hobby any more. They’ve simply created another job for themselves. Some stamp collectors must have a pristine stamp with perfect centering and original gum on the back. Some model builders insist that the seats, wheel wells, and unseen parts of the model be perfectly completed. Some model railroad enthusiasts insist that everything be perfectly in scale and consistent with a given period of time …



Discipline

“Discipline” is easy to cite and to say, but very hard for some people to adopt. I think it’s the combination of focus and organization. You concentrate of the task to be achieved, and you have the information, tools, and resources readily available. I don’t think Pablo Casals ever missed a practice session because he forgot where he put his cello.


This Is Only For Those Who Are Reading This

Some guy wrote to tell me that my blog doesn’t draw as many people as it should because I don’t do whatever it was he suggested I do and write about. Another guy told me that one of my FREE newsletters contained an article that he “couldn’t use personally” and he’d have to unsubscribe if I kept it up! I told them both that I don’t write for them, I write for me. And in so doing I apparently strike …