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Bits, ink, particles, and words.
This is the default mode that most of us operate in, each day. The easiest behaviour is “autopilot” mode, since it requires the least effort. This is the behaviour you would do every day out of habit. For most, this means doing a whole bunch of nothing. For a few hard-working people, this means doing what is routine for them.
It’s appealing to think of ourselves as the result of a single choice to do something great, as if the best writers in the world suddenly decided “I want to be a great writer” and then became one. One choice, and then our path is set before us.
If you’re anything like me, chances are you’ve experienced this feeling before.
By far, the most difficult step is the first one. It’s not that there’s anything particularly difficult about it, but it does carry the initial friction that comes with beginning. That’s the difficult part.