A writing piece from Scott P. Scheper.
The same place as yesterday evening.
Little Italy, San Diego, CA
Sunday, 3:20 pm
I find myself struggling with deciding what wisdom I shall share today.
Being that it is Sunday, a part of me is leaning towards sharing something with you about the theme of "rest"——as in recharging your energy and resting on the weekends.
The other part of me wishes to string an irreverent quote from Beavis and Butthead into sage advice on the current cryptocurrency market. Side note: The cryptocurrency market has been quite prosperous of late, which I am pleased by.
I have chosen to do the former, however.
I shall save the Beavis and Butthead wisdom for my most sacred audience——those deft degenerates of the marketing and copywriting world who, shall hopefully soon, comprise my subscriber base of The Scott Scheper Letter.
Enough talk. Let's get into it.
Entrepreneurs know their success requires not just risk, but also... a lot of hard work. Indeed, most people are aware that success in any field takes hard work.
For those who embrace such reality, there is a tendency to get carried away in the interpretation of what hard work means. Different people have different standards. Hence, different people have different definitions of what is meant by hard work. Long story short: You'll need to test out different interpretations yourself in your own life.
Many books within self-development, psychology, growth, and life philosophy emphasize hard work. Yet many leave out a principle of similar importance——the one to curb risk of overworking oneself to death. The principle is this: a commitment to living a life of play and rest.
You have two options:
- You can commit to creating a life of play, improvisation, and laughter. One wherein you let things unfold easefully, and effortlessly. In other words, a life honoring rest, renewal, and rhythm.
- Or, you can commit to seeing your life as dead-ass serious. As one requiring hard work, effort, and struggle. As one wherein you see play and rest as distractions from success and achievement.
Regardless of your work ethic, I recommend you choose at least one day each week to commit exclusively to rest, renewal, recharge, and play.
Sundays for me are the day I've committed to doing such.
That's all I've got for you today. I have more important things to get to...
Like picking up more sage wisdom...
From watching Beavis and Butthead.
Scott P. Scheper
From A laptop next to a lamp made of bronze and green-glass... Both of which rest on a smart brown desk...In Scott's home (which looks more like a library). ↩︎
See Commitment Nine in: Dethmer, Jim, Diana Chapman, and Kaley Klemp. The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership: A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success. United States: Conscious Leadership Group, 2015. ↩︎
Scott P. Scheper