Be quiet, work hard, and stay healthy. It’s not ambition or skill that is going to set you apart but sanity.
— Ryan Holiday (@RyanHoliday) November 5, 2014
This tweet reminds me of Woody’s Allen’s saying about showing up because of its simplicity. Being quiet, working hard, staying healthy, and remaining sane may seem like no-brainers, but I think it’s true that 40 years of doing all of these things will reap much success in life.
And staying sane is much harder than many realize. Success can ruin it. Lack of success can ruin it. Health, relationships, and time can all ruin it.