You can’t read your way to expertise. I have tried.
Instead, you have to do things, experiment, fail, and redo, you have to take action, and build.
People who get things great accomplished, they choose to work on things more consistently and with more focus than average people.They systematically work, making what they want to accomplish a series of habits to repeat.
So here is what I want you to do:
1. Today, I want you to pick one thing that you really want to do.
2. In the next 24 hours, I want you to do one thing to make that happen. Make it simple and short, 10 to 15 minutes to do. Mark on a calendar.
3. Then the following day do that one thing again. Mark it on the calendar.
4. Continue for 7 days and then calculate what you have done. How much did you get done in one day? Take that and multiply by 365, and that is what you will have done in a year.
Consistency is powerful. It creates productivity.
Woody Allen states “If you work only three to five hours a day you become very productive. It’s the steadiness of it that counts. Getting to the typewriter every day is what makes productivity.”
It takes Woody Allen a month to write a comedy and three months to write a drama so at three to five hours a day it shows me he writes every day, he’s consistent, and he doesn’t waste time.
“We all are learning, modifying, or destroying ideas all the time. Rapid destruction of your ideas when the time is right is one of the most valuable qualities you can acquire. You must force yourself to consider arguments on the other side.
— Charles T. Munger”
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