Forgive me if you’ve heard this…but I can’t get the phrase “all wretch and no vomit” out of my head -- and not because it’s January 1. Rather, the words are from an archival radio broadcast of Alan Watts “What if Money Didn’t Matter,” where he says it’s stupid to go on doing things you don’t like and expect any kind of success. “All wretch and no vomit. It never gets there.” “It” in this case refers to excellence, but “there” is all about self-motivation. And that’s what I’m thinking about on this first day of 2013, because of two recent “headlines.”
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