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Dec 31, 2018 15:19:37

Consistency

by @valentino | 204 words | 64🔥 | 362💌

Valentino Urbano

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Let's pick Tom and Bob, both are great writers. Tom writes a great article once in a while without a regular cadence(at times two in a week, at times once a year). Bob writes good articles once a week, they're not at the level of Tom's articles though.

Even though Tom is a better writer, Bob shows up every week with something valuable.

Being consistent and showing up with a regular cadence is what separates you from the rest.

In 100 articles, even if only 5% of them are great and the rest just mediocre that makes 5 great articles. If you only wrote 10 with the same imaginary ratio of good articles VS bad ones you wouldn't have a single great one yet.

There is nothing wrong in doing like Tom if you are someone like Tom that can do it consistently. If you do not though, consider writing more consistently rather than whenever the muse strikes you. Hate to break it to you, there is no muse. Estabilish a process to get ideas instead.

It doesn't necessarily mean to writr every single day as I've been doing for the past month, it might just mean to write once a week. Whatever feels comfortable to you.

Originally published at www.valentinourbano.com

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    @valentino Good Stuff.
    I saw a tweet by @DanielPriestley where i he said "prolific beats perfect", it stuck in my head. This article by James Clear also shines more light https://jamesclear.com/repetitions

    Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Jan 01, 2019 18:30:47
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      @seunoyebode Totally agree with the article, thanks for linking it!

      Valentino Urbano avatar Valentino Urbano | Jan 02, 2019 12:05:06
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