To Practice the Subtle Art of Discipline | Excuse to Fish #803


When you don't have to get anything done, do you still put in the effort?


Do you still check something off the to-do list if nobody is watching, and you have all the time in the world to cross it off? Or do you need some pressure? Maybe you need a little more skin in the game.


Consequences are the only reason anything gets done.


For me, a writer, that means deadlines.


I typed these words at 4:46am this morning when I realized I had no email scheduled for today. I got out of bed to make the deadline.


Set a tiny goal today. With a deadline.


Then make sure you get it done.


Just for the practice.



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