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that writing habit

Recently I finished listening to Atomic Habits by James Clear.

Similar to when we break down services or development work one of my biggest take away was: If you want to form a habit start with the smallest thing.

If we think about the two extremes:

  • Write a book - hard, probably not achievable
  • Write a single word - easy, totally achievable

And once you start writing a word a day you end up with things like:

  • Aardvark
  • Bendy
  • Cake
  • Dive
  • Early
  • Fable
  • Given
  • Janky

After a week of daily words, maybe it is a daily paragraph? This snowballs into a weekly chapter, at which point a book isn't too far away.

I also read Embrace Your Weird by Felica Day, a reminder, not everything you do needs to be serious or useful.

Use your new habit to make pointless lists, web sizes, cartoons about dogs.

Start with small, tangible actions that embrace your creativity.

If your struggling, start a brilliant things post.

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