Check out the full notes for “Stillness Is the Key” by Ryan Holiday
I’m writing this at the gym and have made it here every day for a week. Miracles can happen. Consistency over intensity is a principle I try to follow. Not that I lean toward intensity—it’s that my workouts are already not that intense so I should at least aim to be consistent with them.
Anyway, I want to get back to posting regularly and I can apply that principle to creating content as well. Though I guess it’s more like consistency over quality. (Which, now that I’m writing it, is restating quantity over quality.)
Actually, maybe it really should be this idea of consistency over intensity. I often create 4-hour time blocks on a weekend where I think I’ll write 2 posts and make a podcast episode and a video. It of course leads to just making a draft of a video, 0 posts, and no podcast.
So I’ll try doing this for at least 3 posts: 1 book quote with some thoughts.
Here’s the first, from Ryan Holiday’s Stillness is the Key (which I finished reading last night):
What’s the best way to start journaling? Is there an ideal time of day? How long should it take?
How you journal is much less important than why you are doing it: To get something off your chest. To have quiet time with your thoughts. To clarify those thoughts. To separate the harmful from the insightful. I want this blog to be a place for collecting other people’s polished ideas and sharing my own rough thoughts. My public journal.