When you’re learning a craft, the best tool to use is the one that shows you the limits of your ability. It’s the eight-inch chef’s knife, the bolt-action rifle, the fast normal prime lens. It exposes your shortcomings long before any of its own flaws come into play. The perfect tool for a student to use isn’t the one that does anything you want—it’s the one that makes you choose what to want.
Maturity is about knowing what you’ve got and what you want.
Fulfillment is about understanding how to get what you want by fully expressing what you’ve got.
When you get what you want by working what you’ve got, your life just flows.
Don’t just consider who you’re looking for — consider who you want to be found by.