A small daily task

Cal Newport has a post today about Woody Allen’s prolific productivity. The man is a movie making machine, having written and directed 44 movies in 44 years.

Allen works a few hours every day on what he considers his most worthwhile effort: writing. Like Jerry Seinfeld, he’s committed to sitting down day after day to make something. A little bit of quality effort done consistently over time can produce something of great value.

It can seem overwhelming to consider getting from where you are now – in a project or a dream or your life – to where you want to go. But if, instead, you just take a little bit of action, and do it every day, you might surprise yourself with what you can do or become. Do your work, the work you think is most valuable, and do it daily. It might sneak up on you, but awesome is usually not an overnight sensation.


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