Be Consistent To Be Successful
It’s relatively easy to be great. Most of “great” is just putting in the time and practice.
The factor that divides the successful from the average is not greatness.
No matter how busy or distracted or distraught you are, if you show up every day and do what you do, and you do it and do it and do it and do it, you will win.
Go do it.
One Customer At A Time
Many of you have dreams of one day quitting your job and supporting yourself with your software, book, or other sales. If you're reading this you are probably bright, creative, and ambitious, and you probably have a particular disease that's endemic among online entrepreneurs. It's a disease that holds you back from your real potential. It's a disease that has a simple cure (although maybe not an easy one). You think analytics are your customers. You think “sales” are an abstract thing you get from traffic. You think clicks are people, but they aren't. Every person who buys whatever you...
Stop Thinking and Do It
It's important to think and plan for situations that you expect to encounter in your life, but thinking and planning can never come close to actually experiencing the situation first hand. You can't learn to program by reading a book—you can only prepare yourself to learn to program. You have to actually program to learn. You can't learn to write by reading the Elements of Style. You have to write to learn to write. You can *talk* about acting boldly and fearlessly, and you can imagine that's what you'd do when push comes to shove, but **until you put yourself...