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Follow Your Obsessions (Respectfully)

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“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.” – Franz Kafka

Kafka’s quote is remarkably true for many people nowadays. Many people follow their path relentlessly. People blog about quitting their job to travel around the world. Others talk about never giving up and eventually becoming a success. Like Kafka’s quote, this is all motivating and great.

Do it respectfully.

Respect everyone’s well being with regards to this personal mission of yours. Make sure it doesn’t physically or mentally harm anyone else or yourself.

Respect your financial situation as well. Many successful bloggers wrote about having a 3-6 month backup fund in case everything didn’t work out as planned.

Besides these two careful assessments, follow what Kafka says.