I believe that if you find your groove—your best direction, best sound, best self—you will not only be happier at what you do, you will be more productive, more focused, and more centered.
Being your best self is not an excuse to back off and slack off. Being your best self takes the courage to risk being alone. When you don’t follow the herd, you might be misunderstood as you go your own way. But, you will find along that way the satisfaction of finding new paths that you didn’t even know were there. That’s groovy.