He mentioned the sacrifices you will have to make to really pursue your dream. Do you want to invest your money into your dream or buy nice things and treats consistently? Would you rather hang out with your peoples or use your time alone, at your desk building your products and nurturing your talents? This balance of big sacrifices birthing big joyous results versus wanting a little bit of everything, staying in the comfortable zone reminds me of the John Keats poem, an Ode on Indolence (hence the blog title):
The blissful cloud of summer-indolence
Benumb’d my eyes; my pulse grew less and less;
Pain had no sting, and pleasure’s wreath no flower:
-Keats, Ode on Indolence
Turning this all back to how it affects me is to basically remind myself that creating clothes/visuals is what makes me happy, and I should give more time to it. It does not feel like work when I am in the zone, even if it is time consuming. The effort to really produce something fantastic can be hard, testing and requires a lot of work which tests me as naturally I am quite complacent and indolent. But in reality I never feel as much fulfillment or joy as when I have completed a project I am proud o,f and that I can't argue. So I hope in all you do, take this is mind, success come with time and investment. And though everything in life is a balance a wise person told me once, 'You can have it all, just not all at once'.