When I landed an editorial internship with Ryan Holiday in 2018, I felt like I made it. Fame and wealth were on the way!
At the time, I felt like I had accomplished what was necessary and was on my way to the top. What I didn’t know at the time was the heroic responsibility that comes with this type of work, and I momentarily lost sight of my purpose.
What I learned is that the life-changing writing work we do as authors, writers, transformers, and creators is why we do it.
It’s not about getting famous and wealthy. It’s truly not.
It’s about becoming the best version of ourselves and creating work that helps others do the same. The fame and wealth, if meant to be, are by-products.
Now, as you adventure toward your purpose, your why, here are four things I learned while interning with Ryan Holiday that may serve as guides.
This article was first published on the Collective World website.