Have you heard the story about Pablo Picasso sketching in the park? The one where he’s approached by a woman who recognizes him and is mesmerized by the idea of Picasso doing her portrait. The legend, which you may already know, says that after Picasso agreed to do her portrait. He produced a small piece of art in just five minutes. She loved it.
“Five thousand francs, madam.”
She was appalled. Furious, she asks him how he could ask for such a wage for a piece of art, even as much as she liked it, that took just five minutes to produce. Famously, Picasso replied, “Madam, it took my whole life.”
We forget that if our perspective is short-sided, we might accumulate a great deal of birthdays without developing a cumulative body of work. With this mindset, you surely won’t develop a body of work you can create remarkable value with.
Are you living in a way that allows you a return not just on tomorrow’s effort, but your entire life’s effort? The great ones do. It takes courage to build a lifelong case for yourself. It seems like it’s worth the hype.
25/18 Calorie Row
50 Double Unders
3 Rounds of “The Chief”
1 Round of “The Chief”:
3 Power Cleans (135/95)
9 Air Squats