Great work is hard. It takes its toll. Look at the greats and you will wonder how their bodies pulled through for so long.
Great work can only be done if there is some intrinsic joy it brings to its undertaker. Joy beyond cheering or jeering crowds.
All humans are capable of great work, but cheering or jeering are the biggest distractions. Crowds offer spot judgements, as fleeting as a shooting star.
The greats do their greatest work out of sight. They understand out of sight is out of mind, and out of mind is out of judgment.
To do great work you must be incomparably authentic. You must be comfortable being you. Unapologetically you. It is the starting point from which all else can be built.
You might never know what your great work is until it is behind you, but the joy each undertaking brings is rewarding in itself.
– Osasu Oviawe