Chabon on Success

In “Meet Michael Chabon,” in the back of Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands, I found this great note about success as a writer:

Chabon’s success traces to three requirements: talent, luck, and discipline. “Discipline,” he says, “is the one element of those three things that you can control, and so that is the one that you have to focus on controlling, and you just have to hope and trust in the other two.”

Here’s hoping for luck and talent, while I work on improving my discipline.