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Little By Little

Updated on February 17, 2022 at the 14th hour
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Everyday, just do something you want just a tiny bit. You'll get tired, fall asleep, get bored and etc. or get really excited quickly and then lose that energy as you see how bad you are.

If you're trying to draw, you draw other things to get used to it. There's no reason to get it right the first day. You keep trying to draw different things and pick up different ways to draw things.

If you're trying to lose weight, well just because you see someone doing 10-50 pushups doesn't mean you have to do that the first day. Your body isn't used to it. You'll need to do 2, 3, 4, 5 and etc. from time to time to work it up to 10 same gradual targets as you get to 20, 30, 40 and 50.

If you're trying to code, do tutorials. Try to do things from those tutorials. Make the image animate or create a list you can add items to. Learn to store that data in a file then use databases in place of the file system. Learn to use HTTP, use a client first, to talk to a Web API. These small basics add up to the point that you have created an application. Create a pokedex, can you use the concepts you've learned to create a pokedex.

If you wanted to open a business. You could not possibly expect a crowd from day one. You'd serve small niches from time to time. Some fade away and other niches attract bigger crowds. You'd figure out which niches you can build up on to keep attention, but they eventually fade. You keep using your brain to keep on top of these niches and combine knowledge to provide whatever value your customers desire. Find a niche and find problems you can solve that other people in that niche have. Cakes taste great, but some people desire a lower calorie intake. Then serve smaller portions and market it as a way to control your calorie intake and have the same taste. Make unique jewelry from dropping melted metals into water. Find a way to do the same with creating decorations with the cake and sell the phuk out of it. Keep improving and move on.

These small kinds of things seem boring and unambitious. Look at all the other people doing better, so why should I? If you want to compare yourself to others then they've been beginners, but remember that there are always more beginners than intermediates and far more beginners than experts. I don't suggest comparing yourself to others since everyone has a different story and different things they do.

Gain a variety of basics to get to the point of being an expert. An expert knows how to use the basics to get complex results that are inspiring to others.

TL;DR? Accumulate skills from various activities at various times little by little.

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