Rahul is a software engineer based in bangalore, india.

this journal is his manifesto to help people tackle everyday hurdles and live better.

Know your bandwidth

Nicolas Cole writes about 10,000 words per day. He has a lot of bandwidth.

I, on the other hand, am struggling to churn out 200-300 words per day. That's my bandwidth. For now.

Although my bandwidth is low, for now, it works.

Why?

Because I'm consistent. I've been publishing articles on this blog regularly for the past 14 days. I haven't missed a day. I don't plan to, either.

That is what makes my bandwidth justifiable. Even if it's a mere 200 words article, I'm putting it out there for people to read and experience a change in their lives.

Also, as I keep writing at this pace, I'll try to increase my bandwidth as well.

Maybe, by next January, I'll be writing 500 words per day. Who knows?

All that I know is that I'm making writing a daily habit. That will help me become a valuable writer in a few years as Nicolas is right now.

I'm establishing my foundation over here. I've to make sure it's strong.

Same goes for you. Whatever you're doing, don't try to make a leap from Level 1 to 99 all at once. Go slow but steady.

Slow but steady wins the race.
— Aesop

Make sure you're consistent in what you're doing, even if it provides way less impact than you expect your work to do.

Trying to speed up will get you exhausted and make you wanna leave off your goals in the middle.

Grow, but grow slowly and steadily. That's a surefire way to reach your goals.

Determine your bandwidth and stick to it. Don't try to exhaust it every single day. Increase it over time.

Everyone has a different bandwidth of work to do, be humble enough to know that and keep growing.

Look for the silver lining

Have your own routine