I read where someone asked Jerry Seinfeld the secret to success. “Don’t break the chain,” he said.
He was referring to a chain of big Xs you make on a calendar … You figure out what’s important to you, and then you do that thing every day. When you do it, you get to cross off that day, making a chain of days in a row …
Don’t break the chain.
Love this one. Simple and wise.
I do thing it’s mostly for beginners, though – you’ve reached a point in your singing career where I assume you don’t even think about singing every day – you just do it. Although it would probably feel pretty weird if you didn’t sing, eh?
Yes!! I did this throughout 2011 to help me keep focused on my startup.
Unfortunately I didn’t always stay true to the “don’t break the chain” mantra, but it did really help me build a routine around developing my product, even when I was still working my dayjob.
The stars are for working on my startup and the dots are for my exercise routine.
I love that chart, Dan! Even if you didn’t do it “every” day, you still made a game out of that YOU cared about. I think that’s the important thing. I think your way was actually harder than doing it every day, but you still made it work. That’s awesome.
Is your product released yet?
Thanks Patrick, yeah seeing the progress gave me the momentum I needed to just keep ploughing on.
See that little cluster of stars at the bottom? That was launch day! 😀
Version 1.0 of my product shipped this past Friday. Here’s a little blog post I wrote about it: http://sweetfancymuses.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/ready-and-rolling/