I recently read a book called The Art of Persistence, which reminded me of a simple, yet powerful idea: that consistency is the most important factor in success.
In my body recomposition efforts to cut fat and gain muscle, I never achieved great results until I started to treat the process like a marathon rather than a sprint, a daily practice rather than a concentrated effort.
Likewise, the great writers of our time often have a near-religious devotion to their daily work habits.
“I write only when inspiration strikes. Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o’clock sharp.”
- W. Somerset Maugham
I know that to achieve my dreams as an entrepreneur, I’ll need to master both consistency and the art of written communication.
However, I’ll admit I haven’t been making great progress in either department.
Going forward, I’m going to publish at least one line of either prose or code, every day. Day-to-day, I share a lot of meaningful thoughts with those close to me, but I don’t usually take the time to type them out here. No longer.
In the past, I let my own perfectionism and lack of self-esteem prevent me from sharing these thoughts with you all, but I’d like to change that. By practicing the art of creating value, I hope to gain a deeper connection with you, my readers, and the act itself of creating small chunks of thought for consumption by others.
Consider this me finally embracing the philosophy of quantity over quality.
Thanks for being my partner in this venture.
David Kay has dedicated his life to the advancement of the technological singularity. He writes on software development, tech entrepreneurship, and transhumanism. If you found this article helpful, join his weekly newsletter.