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You can forget setting goals.

Don’t spend any more time reading, or mapping out your goals, or analyzing your strengths and weaknesses. When it comes to stuff like this, more analysis is not the answer.

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Instead, just pick a thing and get after it.

The thing you pick might be random (even if you think it’s random it’s probably not a coincidence it popped into your brain). Just whatever it is, take decisive action on that one thing — right now, today.

WHAT TO DO TOMORROW

Work just a little bit harder. Be disciplined. Work on the same exact goal.

THE NEXT DAY…

Work just a little bit harder again.

Your method doesn’t have to be perfect.

Right now, analysis is the killer. Who cares if you learn photography or coding or sailing or whatever all wrong?

The beauty of daily practice

Even if you’re not good right now, working on something everyday means you’re bound to get better. Of course you are, you’re still a beginner.

TO RECAP:

  1. Stop planning
  2. Start doing something, right now
  3. Do that thing again and again, day after day & add a little more each day
  4. Don’t read or analyze until you’ve made some mistakes (~3 months)
  5. Compounding daily practice will teach you a lot
  6. Keep going. There’s always more to learn.

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