showing up

pros Vs amateurs

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Today is the first time I feel like not writing to you. Not because I’m tired or because I don’t have anything to write to you about.

In fact, I do have some drafts which could be polished. But then today just seems to have no logic as to why I feel this way. Despite all, I show up, not because I feel like it, but because I have to.

The ability to show up every day, stick to the schedule, and do the work — especially when you don't feel like it — is so valuable that it is literally all you need to become better 99% of the time. - James Clear, Atomic Habits

I have developed a seemingly strong sense of obligation to send you this newsletter every Sunday. This sense of obligation gives me joy. A joy that counterbalances the fear I had before starting this newsletter.

I always feared not being consistent.

We all have things we know we should do, but somehow they slip away from our fingers. Habits to build that never get built, we do have excuses, but excuses don’t build habits. Do they?

In our finances alike, we know we suppose to save/invest, but we passively decide not to.

“I'd do it next month” never gets done. It compounds, just like everything, for better or worse.

Play iterated games. All the returns in life, whether in wealth, relationships, or knowledge, come from compound interest. - Naval

On a final note, when you don't feel like showing up, show up. It doesn't matter how many reps you put in, how many words you write down, what matters is that you showed up. And by extension, you kept the chain going.

“Chains of habits are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken”

Compounding Knowledge

To wrap up things, here are some interesting articles I read during the weekend.

  1. The Secrets of The World’s Greatest Freediver

  2. Antifragility at Work: Change is the Only Constant

Thank you for reading.

See you next week Sunday.

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