Neil Pasricha quote


This quote is from Neil Pasricha’s book “The Happiness Equation”. There’s probably no other book I found so helpful over the past few years.

As I’ve been learning, I can’t wait for motivation to, well, motivate me into action. It’s the act of actually doing that quashes inertia. Even on those days when I just don’t feel like doing it, simply starting is enough to stoke the fire. Momentum takes over, and I always feel like a better person for having done so.

He also talks about your “ikigai” (pronounced like “icky guy”), which is basically your reason for getting up in the morning.

There were a lot of other quotes in the book I considered illustrating, such as:

  • “Do it for you. Don’t do it for others.”
  • “Find what’s hidden, stop apologizing, and accept yourself.”
  • “You start doing, and confidence and motivation follow.”
  • “Because motivation doesn’t cause action. Action causes motivation.”

However, it’s “Do. Can do. Want to do.” that’s always resonated the strongest for me.

This piece was done entirely in the Procreate app on my iPad Pro using Lisa Bardot’s Midcentury Ink Set.