Lately I’ve been reading many articles and blog posts on how people find ideas and discover new things. Or how they improve productivity and effectiveness.
All of them seem to have a common pattern: consistency and small steps.
Building habits requires a lot of consistency and many small steps.
Doing great job requires multiple cycles of: studying, implementing and measuring. The smaller the steps the faster the cycle. Making this consistently will give you a faster feedback to adjust and improve (and maybe stumble on something new).
Focus on few things and say “no” to others (consistently). Reflect often (small steps) on why you are doing something and decide to keep going or move on.
Maybe being consistent and doing small steps are not the only things that will give you better ideas or make you more productive, but it still seems something important to keep in mind.