Issue #31

Showing Up

Seventy percent of success in life is showing up. ― Woody Allen
Showing Up

Last week I tried to convince you to just start. It takes tremendous effort and it’s probably the hardest part of your journey. The first step is surely the most important, but it won’t matter at all if you don’t take the next step or the one after it.

You have to show up and do the work that matters every day. Even if you don’t feel like it. Even if you’re tired. Even if you’re not inspired. Even if you’d rather be doing something else. There’s no way around it.

Shut Up, Sit Down, and Type

Whatever the voices or gremlins in your head are saying, your response must always be the same: just show up every day and do the work.

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Show Up

Committing to working at something every single day is the best and simplest way to get from idea to launch.

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Show up Enough Times

Show up enough times, at enough of the right times, in enough of the right places, and you just might shake a tiny sliver of the cosmos. The more things you create, a better shot you’ll have at making something that matters.

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The First Rule of Doing Work That Matters

Go to work on a regular basis.

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Until Next Week

Show up every day. Do the work every day. It’s the only way you can make a difference.

Zoran Jambor