🌱 Fall in love with the process over outcomes
If you are like me and many other creatives, you have many interests and want to do many things. You’re excited at the beginning. Then two weeks later, it’s getting boring and you give up two months later.
The main reason is you didn’t meet your goal. You don’t get many subscribers for your newsletter, YouTube, Instagram,… None read your post or you don’t lose any weight.
Don’t get me wrong, setting goals for projects is a need. Goals are good for setting direction. But achieving the goal depends on many aspects. Many of them are external, things that are beyond your control.
When you focus on the output, you easily get disappointed when you don’t meet the goal. Then you’re easy to give up.
A wiser approach is to focus on your daily process.
When you focus on the process, you focus on the thing that you can control. That’s your effort, your time, and your hard work. You don’t know whether we meet the goal or not, but when you’re consistent, you’ll be there some days.
Jerry Seinfeld, one of the top comedians of all time, knows the secret to produce good work. It’s to write every day. His method is now popularly named 🌱 The Seinfeld strategy — Don’t break the chain.
My biggest idol for this belief is Seth Godin. He has written every day since 200...
I think for most of us, the purpose shouldn’t be to win the game. The purpose should be to continue playing the game.
So we can take pride in the daily progress that comes with consistently showing up and doing what you say.
It’s 1% better every single day.
Consistency builds trust and 🌱 You can improve anything with 30 min a day for 30 days.
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