Writing Every Day Is Cool, But What About Singing Every Day…

Jonathan Mann started writing a song a day every day at age 26, now over 4,000+ consecutive days.

He has a pretty incredible story, from Steve Job using one of his song to open for an Apple press conference to setting the world record for most consecutive days writing songs.

When I discovered Jonathan’s channel on YouTube his intro video discusses the 70-20-10 rule.

To summarize, 70% of what you produce will be mediocre, 20% will be trash, and 10% is amazing.

Later on in the video he explains how he believes that it’s not up to the song writer to decide if the song is good.

This reminds me of the iconic Latin phrase: “Res tantum valet quantum vendi potest.” In English, “A thing is worth only what someone else will pay for it.”

Being your own biggest critic can prevent you from creating.

And even if you think it’s terrible someone else might not think so.

Push yourself, try shipping daily.

Photo by Mat Reding on Unsplash.

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