yes. it may or may not have come from some rando’s Hinge profile.
still, when i read it i thought, huh. profound. i saw the guy’s a lawyer, so i knew i should research the quote before commenting. and that’s when i discovered it’s a rap lyric.
Jay Z sings it in the remix of “Diamonds from Sierra Leone,” produced by Kanye. a bit of Googling revealed the U.S. Army has a similar expression—“The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer.”
the day/week version is more inspiring. first, it gives built-in checkpoints. after several days of focus on an absurdly hard project more complicated than life itself, it’s practically over. and it’s a reminder to regularly evaluate your progress. how much closer did i get to “impossible” in the last week?
is the expression true? is it false? is it just a throwaway line by one of the best-selling artists of all time?
does it matter?
its cocky, nearly smart-ass bravado is worth adopting. not for conversations with your grandmother. as a mindset.
the core meaning is: it’s only a matter of time.
but not in the sense that work completes itself while you go to the movies, check out that new sushi place, and maybe stop by a friend’s birthday party.
no. you show up every day and provide sustained, constant effort.
@@because while it’s only a matter of time, it’s also only a matter of energy, participation, and directed, laser-sharp focus.@@
steadiness in a given direction inevitably pays off.
@@make daily progress on the difficult and you’ll achieve the impossible.@@
unexpected depth for a dating app, no?
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