Jon, I enjoyed the read and though I can see where you are coming from, I am the other end of the spectrum and have spent more of my life NOT grinding, which is why I finally see the need to make it my business to hustle, hustle, hustle every single day now.
As my page will attest, I am almost fifty. When I met my now-husband, we were both fresh out of high school and we were going be rock stars. We spent so much of our time “enjoying” our life leisurely and talking about making it that, as you can probably guess, we never quite made it.
The good part is that there is still time (and there are so many other ways to get our music out here and heard and sold and loved and cherished) that I make it my business to grind it out every fucking single day! In fact, at the end of each day, I ask myself “What have you done to live that rock star dream?” If the answer is unsatisfactory, I get up the next day on a mission! And when I don’t feel like it and I hear someone saying that it doesn’t take all that, I politely look at the calendar and that becomes my motivation to make shit happen.
I loved your passion for your point, though…