Daily Writing #2: Consistency is the key

You might have heard the following quote:

We often overestimate what we can achieve in a year and underestimate what we can achieve in a decade.

Over the number of years, I have realized that this is absolutely the truth. Every year I fill my journal with so many things I want to do and towards the end of the year, the story is always the same. It turns out I overestimate myself every year.

As humans, we have a tendency to do that. Why do we do that?

To be honest I have no clear idea but I think it might be due to our overestimation of our capabilities. We believe that we can multitask and focus on many things in a single day. However, that is often not the case.

For example, we are looking to master multiple skills at a time. If we read about a particular skill and then immediately switch to the next skill after that we won’t remember too much about the previous one. We need to understand and connect what we are reading to our existing knowledge. We need to practice too. We can’t just simply read about skill and hope to master it. We are not machines. We are humans.

To avoid overwhelming myself thus I decided from now on to set smaller goals, lesser goals, and be consistent.

The main focus would be on consistency. If I do a certain thing for a year regularly without any break that will build my habit. That way I am not focusing on results but on the process which in turn would get me the results that I am looking for.

So pushing the needle daily even if it means pushing it further by a centimeter only but If I continue that for a year I would have achieved my larger goal.

Hence, I will be doing less but doing more.

I write daily here on my blog. There is no limit to the word count. I am not focusing on any topic here. I want to build a daily writing habit. This is Day 2 of the Daily Writing Challenge in 2022.