Interestingly, your mind can seduce you so much so that the idea of something becomes more satisfying than the thing itself, so you stop at the idea and never make it real.
If It Doesn’t Suck, It’s Not Worth Doing
Benjamin P. Hardy

Nicely illustrated by Proust in the second volume of In Search for Lost Time (Within a Budding Grove). I’m thinking of Marcel’s reflections on having finally worked himself into the lives of the Swanns, an aim he had been anticipating for quite some time.

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