Showing Up

We have to show up. I can certify that about half of my blog posts are below average. And…that doesn’t mean I don’t blog those days, because I’m not sure what’s going to be a below-average blog post until after it’s in the world. All I know is if I blog every day-5,000, 6,000, 7,000 times in a row-sooner or later I’m going to blog something that people find useful.

Seth Godin on the Why I Write Podcast

Showing up is the answer.

A composer once shared with me that a big part of succeeding as a composer is not quitting – he had looked around at 35 and realized all the other talented composers he had studied alongside were no longer composing. Having continued to show up, he had amassed enough good work to be a success.

Because if half of your output is below average, then half of your work is above average, too. Create enough and you’ve got a lot of above-average work to point to.

Keep showing up, keep creating and sharing work. If you are brave enough to not quit, your chances of success will skyrocket.