Rule 7 seems both funny and serious: a Zen-like joke, abolishing all the rules that precede and follow it, and a statement that
‘sabsolutely true, for makers of art and for anyone engaged in learning. Note that Rule 7 does n’tsay that the only thing to do is work. Rather, the only necessary thing is work. The only way to catch on to things (or to make them happen, to change metaphors) is to put in the necessary time doing the work, whether that work is sketching, practicing scales, memorizing a declension, mapping out an argument, studying a timeline, making notes on an article, or looking up words in a poem. –Michael Leddy –Rule 7 – Do the work (Lifehack.org)
The truth is often so simple.