Welcome to a new month and also a new quarter.
Then first quarter of the year was no doubt eventful and we are still feeling the vibes that came with it.
This new month would no doubt bring a lot of changes, the newsletter for one is going to take a different turn, looking for ways to present the content in a ways that would be more impactful.
Also I have moved this Newsletter to Substack, our run with Mailchimp has ended.
I would also be taking the Newsletter back to the original design of once a week from next week, I would announce the particular day it would be going out once I decide.
Substack allows commenting, so you can share what your thoughts on this decision for weekly mails in the comment section below.
I posted a screenshot by Naval on my Status yesterday. It contains a quote that I believe contains one of the greatest secrets to success.
It isn’t 10,000 hours that creates Outliers, it is 10,000 iterations
Malcolm Gladwell first wrote that it takes 10,000 hours of constant practice to become a master in anything, while this statement by Malcolm is true, it focuses on time and not the action.
You can achieve tremendous results if you focus on the action and let it consume you.
10,000 Hours equals 1.14 years, there are some people that devote so little time to what they do that it takes them 5-7 years to get to 10,000 hours of practice.
Today makes it exactly one year since I started learning UI/UX Design and I have been able to achieve tremendous results and work with amazing companies because I dedicated huge blocks of time to Design.
I am also starting a new Journey today that would see me learn a new skill and I know what I need to do to gain Mastery in it.
Ideas are shit, Execution is the game
You can have a million ideas of the things that you need to do, but if you don’t take action, you won’t achieve anything.
There are different things that are preventing people from reaching there goals
If you have been issues with your goals lately, you can share the major obstacles you face in the comment section below.
I look forward to hearing from you.
I’d love to share what I think my obstacle is and also would love a response from you concerning that.
Now here is it. I would say I am a bit of a fast learner and when I actually set my mind on a skill, from the beginning I always see good progress, but the problem is, after gaining a bit of mastery on the set skill, i stop practice and quickly I become stagnant and don’t get good results, not like I don’t really remember all I have learnt before, but I stop practicing and studying and so I see myself lagging behind. If I go back to practice, I always find same thing repeat itself. I would like some words from you on this Chief.
Great read, I finally made out time to go over most of you past letters and I must say I feel blessed doing it on a day I get a chance to comment thanks to substack. Every letter from each day comes with a new lesson, I’m learning the ropes and hopefully one day, I will start mine.
You don’t know how surprise I am learning that it’s just your first year in design, lol!! I see you write about design with so much passion and knowledge and I could have sworn you’re at least 3years deep. Your time when weighed with your mastery is really a proof that “It isn’t 10,000 hours that creates Outliers, it is 10,000 iterations”.
By the way, what’s the new journey about? This might be the motivation I need, please tell us.