“Every kid underestimates his competition, and overestimates his chances. Every kid is a sucker for the idea that there‚Äôs a way to make it without having to do the actual hard work.

The bars of West Hollywood, London, and New York are awash with people throwing their lives away in the desperate hope of finding a shortcut, any shortcut. Meanwhile the competition is at home, working their asses off.”

Hugh MacLeod‘s book Ignore Everybody via Derek Sivers