Constraints give your life shape. Remove them and most people have no idea what to do: look at what happens to those who win lotteries or inherit money. Much as everyone thinks they want financial security, the happiest people are not those who have it, but those who like what they do. So a plan that promises freedom at the expense of knowing what to do with it may not be as good as it seems.

How I’m applying this

I see the two most important ideas in this article as needing work to be something you not only enjoy but admire and that if you do anything well enough, you’ll make it prestigious (it does not necessarily need prestige to be an inherent part of the role).

I have actually been applying the ‘always produce’ mentality to the work I have done on my projects this year—in fact it has been a key distinction in the progress I have made on this personal site.