Increasing the Probability of Favorable Outcomes

We can't control the outcomes in our lives. But we can increase the probability of a favorable one. The easiest way to do that is to get in the habit of showing up.

  • The more days in a row you put pen to paper, the more you increase the probability of writing something worth reading
  • The more books you write, the more you increase the probability that one of them will be a hit. It's not a coincidence that Seth Godin has published more than 6000 blog posts and 19 books. He's been increasing the probability of that outcome every day.
  • It took more than 600 podcast episodes before we started reaching 30,000 downloads
  • The more dates you go on, the more you increase the probability of finding someone you're compatible with

To increase the probability of your success, you focus on the process, not the prize, the labor instead of the fruits. There's no fanfare, name in shining lights or blaring trumpets announcing your moment of arrival. Just your willingness to keep showing up day after day, year after year, increasing the probability of getting what you want.

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