Having now managed to write at least one blog post per week for over a year, something I resolved to do in order to both reflect upon ideas, events or interesting products and technologies as well as hone my writing skills, I’ve recently read that the notion of getting things done by doing them regularly following a disciplined pattern is Jerry Seinfeld’s Productivity Secret:
He [Jerry Seinfeld] said for each day that I do my task of writing, I get to put a big red X over that day. “After a few days you’ll have a chain. Just keep at it and the chain will grow longer every day. You’ll like seeing that chain, especially when you get a few weeks under your belt. Your only job next is to not break the chain.”P
“Don’t break the chain,” he said again for emphasis.P
Doing something regularly builds habits and habits build success.