daily keystone

We have to walk before we can run.

I once had an English professor who began every class forcing a paper and pen into our hands with a prompt and orders not to let the pen leave the paper. For 10 to 15 minutes, 3 days a week, with our coach hovering past tables with encouragement and admonishment, we wrote 500-800 words.

He believed if you can do a thing, everyday, consistently well, at the start of your day, you can do any other thing.

This is the guiding principle behind keystone habits.

I’ve decided to write everyday (Monday-Friday) for the foreseeable future to prove to myself that I have this muscle and can sustain the practice for a long period. My eventual hope is to have a body of work that I can enjoy, gain insights from, and develop a compelling narrative around.

Small steps are how mountains are climbed. Incremental revision is how change is made. Daily habits are how lifestyles are built.

Find the mountain you want to climb, encourage the change you want made. Then build.

Author: Ben Fridge


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