Respect and admiration are borne out of the fact that you’ve perfected something and accomplished a goal that at times seemed Sisyphean and even impossible.
“Look at the quality of what you’ve already written first. If it’s not as good as you can make it, don’t move on until it is.”
“What I really wanted to do was tend to my own obsessions and figure out how to do it independently.”
—Molly Stern, Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ Editor
“Everything seems impossible until it’s done.”