I’ve been making slow progress in many areas of my life.
- Financial knowledge
- My boxing skills & working out
- Starting my personal business (VERY SLOW at this one. Haha)
- Reading books
- Writing skills
It is very slow progress.
But progress, nonetheless
Imagine if you had to learn a new language.
Now imagine you were allotted 40 hours (a regular semester worth of classes) to learn that new language.
You could choose to cram 10 hours a day, for 4 days straight.
OR, you could choose consistency, by studying 2 hours a week, over 20 weeks.
The same results are not produced. (I know this is true. There are many articles written about these types of experiments.)
The very true fact is this: Consistency beats intensity.
When you spend 20 weeks consistently practicing something, you allow yourself to develop those skills not only while in the act of practicing but also in the rest state. You allow yourself to fully process what you learn and fully understand the concepts.
One of the most important part of building more muscle is allowing your body to rest, repair, and then build new muscle.
Long-term investments mean some days you will go red, but in the long run, you will make slow progress towards big gains.
Try reading 50 books in one day, and I’ll gladly read those same 50 books over the course of 1 year. The only difference will be that I’ll actually consume and understand the knowledge provided, while anyone who tries to read 50 books in one day is most likely going to pass out at the thought of such a task, which is technically impossible if you account for the fact that the average book takes 4.5 hours to read.
Slow–and consistent–progress is the silent way to achieving success.
Grateful Day 80: I am grateful for R3, the company I will be working for starting tomorrow!!!
Reading Day 21:
Currently Reading: Originals by Adam Grants
Did you know that later-born children are more likely to take risks, become entrepreneurs, and question the status quo? While firstborns are more likely to follow the social norms, climb the ladder to traditional success, and get better grades?
More comedians are last-born children
While many CEO’s are likely to be firstborn
Many entrepreneurs are last born
Many doctors, lawyers, and teachers are firstborn