You need to build good habits.
I totally get where that disgruntled person was coming from but it's true!
I think often we want to rebel against the 2 minute tiny habit idea because we have grander ideas and ambitions. And we think we need wide open undisturbed time to create. But a few mins a few days a week really does (annoyingly) compound.
The biggest game changer for me has been not keeping my phone in my bedroom. And doing my writing *before* I start scrolling and opening apps. I don't always achieve it as the phone addiction is strong! But I've been doing it for a few years and that morning writing time has transformed.
Great piece and reminder! Thank you 😊
Your break down of actions reminded me of what Austin Kleon says: "forget the noun, do the verb" (it's in his second book, "Keep Going").
I liked James Clear’s book and want to recommend another great read, Katy Milkman’s How to change.
Good post. The habit thing definitely works and, as you say, is the opposite of the dreaded self-discipline
I just finished reading this book too! I loved what you had to say here about how writing isn't rewarding in the short term--that's something I'm really struggling with right now.
Nothing intelligent to say here beyond that I enjoyed reading this and I'm glad you took the time to write it. :)