Why Consistency Is the Only Thing That Matters

Aman Manazir
Issue #21
December 10, 2020
“I only write when inspiration strikes. Fortunately, it strikes at 9 AM sharp every morning.”

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a 10-year-old video by creator Marques Brownlee (MKBHD), one of the most popular tech Youtubers. He’s often pictured as the face of tech on YouTube, and has interviewed people like Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates.

This video was his 100th video special. However, in it, he says “I’m planning to do a giveaway for my 74 subscribers.” When I heard this, it completely blew my mind. MKBHD made 100 videos and he only had 74 subscribers. That number is absolutely shocking.

When asked about his secret to success on the platform, Marques stated “if you do something for 10 years straight, chances are that you’re going to get pretty good at it.”

The Myth of the Overnight Success

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My Favorite Things This Week

A few days ago I listened to Tim Ferriss's interview with Daniel Ek, the CEO of Spotify. They had an interesting discussion about psychological safety, creativity, and what differentiates top CEOs from ordinary people.

Recently, I read Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule by Paul Graham. This article confirmed many of the ideas I've had concerning the kind of schedule I like to keep. I would recommend it if you are a student or someone that manages your own time, as it provided some really great insights into that area.

Google Voice is an app that allows you to use a free, alternative phone number. A few days ago, I realized that I could call my Google Voice number and record any message. Then, Google would transcribe that message and send it to me in an email. This has revolutionized the way I note down ideas while driving in the car. All I have to do is call my Voice number and I know that whatever I say won't be forgotten.

Quote of the Week

"The secret to maximizing your odds of success is to choose the right field of competition." - James Clear, Atomic Habits

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