What I Learned from Merlin Mann on Starting

Merlin Mann said something that really caught my ear in this week’s episode of Back to Work:

“Everyday is a new day, whether you like it or not.”

So simple but so profound. What he is saying is that yesterday doesn’t really matter.

If you failed yesterday, today is another opportunity to get it right. Even if you won yesterday you have to keep going today; past wins won’t guarantee continued success.

“No matter how much you’ve sucked in the past you can write today. No matter how well you’ve written in the past you still have to write today.”

Whatever you want to get better at or start doing, just remember that today is as good as any.

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