Canal Street Treasures

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"There is a famous question that shows up, it seems, in every single self-help book ever written: What would you do if you knew that you could not fail? But I've always seen it differently. I think the fiercest question of all is this one: What would you do even if you knew that you might very well fail? What do you love doing so much that the words failure and success essentially become irrelevant?  What do you love even more than you love your own ego? ... You might challenge this idea... You might demand of it, 'Why should I go through all the trouble to make something if the outcome might be nothing?' The answer, 'Because it's fun, isn't it?' Anyhow, what else are you going to do with your time here on the earth-- not make things? Not do interesting stuff? Not follow your love and your curiosity?" --Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic