Progress

“We tend to overestimate what we can do in a short period, and underestimate what we can do over a long period, provided we work slowly and consistently. Anthony Trollope, the nineteenth-century writer who managed to be a prolific novelist while also revolutionizing the British postal system, observed, “A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules.” Over the long run, the unglamorous habit of frequency fosters both productivity and creativity.” – Gretchen Rubin

Flowers on the windowsill, a painting by Carl Larson, Swedish artist

Flowers on the windowsill, a painting by Carl Larson, Swedish artist

Excerpt from Maria Popova’s blog Brain Pickings – a new-found favourite in Twitter.

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