As I was recording episode 918 of my Little Box of Quotes podcast, this quote struck me as apropos and very meta…
If someone were to ask me to identify the single primary quality that an artist or entrepreneur should cultivate in himself, I would say depth of commitment. Because depth of commitment either embodies all the other virtues or establishes the fertile field in which they can take root and grow. Depth of commitment presupposes courage, passion, recklessness, capacity for self-discipline, and the ability to have fun. It implies perseverance.
~ Steven Pressfield from, Writing Wednesdays: A Pro Recognizes Another Pro