“If I had more time I would have written a shorter letter.”
Why is getting to the point such a hard thing to do? I suspect great writing is just learning to get more bang for each word. To crystalize each thought so only the essential remains. Taking time to chip away at any imperfect crevices of your gem. Easy to deduce, hard to actually do.
Next time you’re writing an email, note, story etc, challenge yourself to rewrite it in half as many words. Do this each time and soon you’ll notice a drastic improvement in your communication.
What am I trying to say with this post? If I had more time I would’ve made it clearer.
“They say you don’t know what you’re doing ’til you stop doing it
Well call me clueless cause I do this.”
If a rapper said it then it must be true, right?
The point is: Don’t be tied to your mistakes or your victories. When you do you’re living in the past, where things WERE being done. Everything that is done in the world is being done right now. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow.
Be concerned with doing it right now, that thing, whatever it is you’re doing.
Whether it was good yesterday or whether it was bad, the work was done and today is a new day.
Build it now, let others tear it down later. Once they’re busy tearing it down you’re already working on the next. The next project, next failure, next mistake. The next win.
One step ahead. Not looking back. Clueless.
“With ignorance and arrogance success is assured.”
I never wanted to believe the quote above but it makes a lot of sense now.
The one thing successful must have is believers in their cause. We’re all looking for something to believe in. Not just something, but also someone. We just need someone who believes in themselves so we can believe in them.
Problem is humans are uncertain and fearful by nature. It takes much ignorance to be supremely confident.
But once we identify that person who is ignorant of their shortcomings and by way of this arrogant, we follow them like ants on a trail of bread crumbs.