Becoming Great At What You Do
Making great work with less effort
During breakfast this morning, I was watching an interview with Seth Godin on YouTube. I can’t remember the question but Seth said something that was rather striking for an author of 18 bestselling books including his new book “the practice” and over 7500 blog posts.
With over 7500 blog posts, he said more than half didn’t get very far, as a matter of fact, most of his most successful blog posts are the ones he spent less time an energy on and I can relate because that happens to me too.
How do you make great work with less effort?
Do it every day.
When you show up every day, you give yourself the chance to learn, the chance to know many better ways to do what you do.
When you deliver great work at a level, you need to see it as a practice. As a matter of fact, prioritize the practice.
When you write every day, even your worse piece is great because you it’s what you do; you are growing. When you make a video, or go to the gym, or, design a recipe or whatever you choose…
When you find a path (which you should), make sure you practice and practice involves showing up every day to do the work.
It’s that simple
I’m thirty three articles in, I hope to reach a thousand in a few years.
“You can raise the bar or you can wait for others to raise it, but it’s getting raised regardless.” — Seth Godin