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“You want to be like you. Because acting is hard.”

In an interview on the Love Your Work podcast by David Kadavy, Basecamp co-founder and Rework author Jason Fried said:

If you believe in doing things your way, and it doesn’t compute with the rest of the world, do things your way. If you want to take a certain chance, and everybody else thinks you’re crazy, and you believe in it, then do it. You really have to get to know yourself and answer to yourself, versus letting other people define your own limits and your borders… Something I hear from people, when I speak, is “oh I want to be like you guys!” No you don’t. You want to be like you. Because acting is hard. Acting makes you have to hold a bunch of things in your head about a different state of the world that is not natural to you. And once you stop acting, everything becomes a lot easier; you may succeed, and you may not, but at least you’re being honest and true to yourself.

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