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I think that we creative-slash-thinky types are often seduced by the idea that if we’re good enough – sufficiently pithy, sufficiently talented, if our ideas are the “best” – people will pick up on that and reward us accordingly. A record company exec will hear us singing to ourselves at the mall and sign us up. An editor will stumble across our blog and ask us to write a column for them. We’ll write a thesis so groundbreaking that it won’t just enter the academic lexicon; it’ll become part of popular culture to boot.
And sometimes that does happen, I guess. But most of the time, getting what you want – especially if “what you want” is something really juicy – means pulling out all stops. And for most people (for me, at least) pulling out all stops requires being honest about what you want.
By Rachel Hills, of Musings of an Inappropriate Woman,
So, what do YOU want?