On averages

Think of each day as a contribution to your overall batting average of activity. For instance, some days you’ll hit a home run (or two, or three), and other days you’ll barely make it to first base. That’s natural because in a state of growth, you cannot possibly expect to be consistent and steady 24/7. However, there are some things you can make regular.

For example, if you’re a baseball player, you might not hit a home run every game, but you can practice being a better batter every day. You may not write a genius article every day (or every month), but you can still put words on paper. The new system you’re trying out to enforce good habits is excellent because it makes sure that—if nothing else—you’ve done the core things that matter. Hold yourself accountable to this, even on unexciting days.