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"One of the hardest things to do is to separate your work  and the effort that you put in from the results that might come out of it. An actor doesn’t control the movie around them. They don’t control what the other actors do. They don’t control the marketing budget. They don’t control the distribution. They could do the role of a lifetime, but the director or editor could mess it up in post production. If you’re happiness with your job and your career is dependent on how the movie does at the box office or how the critics respond to your role, you have now placed your happiness with your own life in the hands of other people. And that’s a recipe for profound disappointment." - Ryan Holiday 


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Ryan Holiday is a strategist and writer. He dropped out of college at age nineteen to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of  The 48 Laws of Power, and later served as the director of marketing  for American Apparel. He's the author of 4 books including his latest, Ego is the Enemy

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