For all of you who have been reading my blog posts over the last two – three years, you would have noticed that I used to disappear from writing for months on end.
I would keep contemplating forever for the perfect piece, for the perfect English, for the perfect graphs.
Which ended up me not writing anything. And I used to feel lousy also because I was not writing.
Today again I was feeling the same situation. I had a very long day in office and I was exhausted.
But then 2 things came to my mind which I have been following over the last 2-3 months.
These are 2 pieces of advice.
One is from Joe Polish who says being prolific is more important than being proficient. If you will practice enough you will automatically become more proficient- something in line with the 10000 hour rule for mastering any skill.
The second piece of advice came from Russell Brunson in his book Traffic Secrets. He quotes Gary Vaynerchuk in the book, on how he’s built such a huge following. What struck me as critical was his comment about “thinking like a reporter” who has to put just one news report everyday.
I have taken this to heart and started writing these quick posts which you can read while standing in a line at Starbucks or while your sandwich is getting ready at Subway.
How this has helped me is that it has eliminated the pressure on me to write the perfect piece. Instead now I write about whatever is going on with me during the day or on whatever I am working. Also because I am writing consistently, it has improved my confidence, my brain now resists less, and it is on the way to forming a habit.
I would suggest the same for any activity, be relentless, be prolific, do the small things continuously and they will become a habit.
Till next time