For the past two weeks, I’d bragged non-stop about my culinary abilities without realizing my co-worker, who had stayed humble, was a lot better at cooking than I was.
I remember the look you gave me.
It was cold, unforgiving, and full of doubt.
I’ve sweated, but never like this before.
Face flushed, pores oozing; the sweat forming a puddle.
I’m grossed out, but I got other things on my mind:
Who in their right mind does yoga at 105 degrees?
Most of us are told to stay persistent if we want to achieve our dreams. We’re advised by successful people, like Gary Vaynerchuk, to “do the right thing and put in the fucking work!”
I was 25 at the time and had just broken off from a 9 1/2 year relationship that left me heartbroken, confused and lost.