Jerry Seinfeld’s method for joke writing is simple.
Write at least one joke per day and put a big “X” on the calendar for that day when done.
His only job is to keep the string of X’s going. To not break the chain.
I’ve been slacking on weight lifting this year but I follow every single run with a series of strength exercises to at least get something in.
About half the time I really don’t want to do it. I know it’s going to protect me from the miles and it helps come back from minor strains faster. But that isn’t enough to talk me into it in the heat of the moment.
The main reason I do it is because skipping today makes it twice as easy to skip tomorrow.
Like Jerry Seinfeld, we just have one job.
Don’t break the chain.