In the first chapter he makes this statement:
Maybe it’s a cliché, but you have to focus on verbs over nouns – what you want to do, not what you want to be.Jeffy Tweedy – How to write one song
This resonates with me really strongly – and speaks particularly to some situations I’m in right at the moment. The idea of thinking through the things I like to do – rather than the thought of being the kind of person that does those things is a really helpful distinction.
It’s easy to look at a person, their occupation or hobby, or even some idealised type of person – and think “I want to be them!”. In reality, it is far better to dig in a little and think about the types of things you want to do. Then you end up being you – just doing the things you like and value.