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The allure of youth has culturally shifted from being about innocence to being about achievement. Many a Millennial I know has spent a long night pondering their misspent youth after reading the horrible torture tool that is the “30 Under 30” article. This deep panic is different from what Boomers experienced in their 20s, as many were capable of acquiring the trappings of adulthood early on — thankfully for them the economy made the dream of a house with a white picket fence a reality.
10 Extraordinary People and Their Lessons for Success
Dance is like a mirror reflecting back to me where I am physically, emotionally, psychically. And I feel so good.
Millennials appear to be more interested in living lives defined by meaning than by what some would call happiness. They report being less focused on financial success than they are on making a difference.
they hadn’t thoughtfully defined what success would look like in their own terms before pursuing work that aligned more closely with family, social or cultural expectations. They hadn’t thought at the beginning to look for a suit of clothes that would fit them.
"You’ve achieved success in your field when you don’t know whether what you’re doing is work or play" 

Warren Beatty

"You’ve achieved success in your field when you don’t know whether what you’re doing is work or play"

Warren Beatty

The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.
Mark Twain.
BILL WATTERSON: A cartoonist’s advice
After you catch that first wave and the adrenaline kicks in, all you can think about is catching the next one. You’re overcome by a sense of confidence that anything is possible. A surfer may call this being “stoked.” You realize what you’re capable of and become interested in continuing to defy your own limits
You know what you’ll find is that a labor of love always pays off—maybe not directly or even logically speaking, because you can love something and it can fail—but somehow, it leads you to something else. It almost always pays off in unexpected ways. You just have to keep churning it out.

The Great Discontent: Scott Belsky

Amazing interview of Scott Belsky about passion, entrepreneurship and creativity. There are so many rewards in leading a life aligned with who you are if you can manage the severe withdrawals on your way to success.  

By “success”, I describe the tremendous feeling of knowing who you are, why you are here and how you want to contribute.