Negotiating with the external world
Prolific individuals make things happen instead of waiting for them to happen.
We act of our own volition without needing guidance or oversight, without requiring expectations to be agreed upon, and without waiting for instructions to product.
In short, we just hire ourselves and get to work.
One of the best micro practices for becoming more prolific is to take the initiative where we are, not where we are not.
Meaning, not relating to ourselves from a sense of scarcity and lack, but taking action as an exercise in trusting our judgment, trusting the process, and trusting that the world will not destroy us if we do imperfectly.
Campbell once wrote that all the gods, all the heavens, and all the hells, were inside of us. What if those powers were enough to motivate us to start? What if we carried faith in our hearts instead of negotiating it with the external world?
Stoic philosophers would remind us that external events are not sentient beings, which means they cannot respond to our shots and cries.
And so, even if we were pulled by external forces that were increasingly more powerful and harder to resist, ultimately, the path to prolificacy would still be within.
The best part is, whatever it is we are trying to build, it doesn’t have to be great when we start.
Because we will turn it into something great by our very act of beginning.
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Are you someone who moves forward when they don’t know all the answers?
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