The Purple Cow

What matters in the end?

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” 

Ernest Hemingway said it all. Perhaps the most valuable piece of advice to anyone striving to accomplish a task is to focus on the “doing” and not the end result. 

There is a mystical sense of humility in doing that. Consider your actions as merely your duty to perform, because apart from “your actions”, you can’t control pretty much anything. Be it the circumstances, the opportunities, the people’s opinions on you and mainly the end results. None of these can be controlled directly by you. So why worry about them? 

Instead, look for joy in what you build. If you ask me what matters, the death or the living, you now know my answer. The living.