The economy goes up, the economy goes down. Sales are good, sales are bad. You are respected, you are vilified. Through it all, your reason for being and your life’s trajectory remain steady. Your mind remains steadfast in its self-belief. Nothing changes, so long as you continue to do what you know to be righteous and good work. Keep your eyes not on the results, but on the labor itself. Fruits are of little importance because they don’t come without great toil in the first place.