Most of what we’ll take on in life is done a small unit at a time even when a block of time brought in many units. Music will be learned one step at a time. A foreign language vocabulary is built one word at a time. Emotional maturity comes one context or situation at a time. Health and fitness grows one behavioral step at a time.
But a farce prevents that one small unit. The farce is simple: I’m not getting ANYTHING done if I don’t AT LEAST DO ___________ . Fill in the blank here.
Ok. I hear you. An intensive 6-8 hour music practice is more obvious than 30 minutes. A 60 minute workout is more obvious than 5 minutes. A block of memorization for 50-100 new words is more obvious than 3. A more intense period of life is more obvious than a less intense.
I like intense. I advocate for intensives in learning. BUT they are not realistic for most people most of the time. So we are left with a very obvious reality: work one step.
That’s it. Consistently. Persistently. Daily. Mindfully. Build. One particle at a time.