Why Beginning Is hard But You Should Do It Anyway — Unequal Distribution Of Rewards

Mayur Gharat
3 min readSep 10, 2022
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It’s not so much that the beginning is difficult as it is that the intended reward is far in the future.

There is no sign of anything significant to profit from at the start, but more than we can imagine lies ahead in the future.

Work must be done consistently means the input must be consistent, yet the outcome may not be consistent means the results we get vary according to our level of experience and practice.

The beautiful thing about completing tasks regularly and consistently is that it considerably reduces the amount of labour, stress and mental energy required.

When you do anything a lot of times, your mind automatically seeks to identify shortcuts and build a normal workflow.

For example, when I first learned to cook, it took about half a day to prepare a simple dinner for practice.

As I’ve continued to do it on a regular basis, it became a habit. Now I can cook without having to think much about it.

Depending on the nature of the task, it necessitates a low level of mental activity and a short period of time.

Also each time, it gets better.

Once you’ve mastered the tool, you’ll be able to include your imagination and creativity to create incredible things.

But there’s a catch: while you’ll undoubtedly strengthen with consistent practice, you may not always feel confident and competent.

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Ira glass quote https://www.reddit.com/user/RatedE/

As I stated in previous writings, gold is buried deep within.

In the beginning, you will need to dig harder and deeper while remaining patient. The same is true for everything, we will need to create a lot of poor blog entries, awful videos, and other less-than-ideal content.

Even if it’s not excellent, we’ll have to put in the initial effort, and ultimately we’ll get to the quality we’re looking for.

James clear discusses the 1% rule in Atomic Habits. According to this theory, small increments in performance might lead to a substantially uneven distribution when repeated over time.

You do not need to exert the same effort every time you work; simply turning up and completing the task is sufficient. You’ll surely improve on your own.

Develop the perspective that you only have control over your inputs and your process.

Simply continuing to do what you know on a continuous basis will result in a disproportionate reward over time. You will also be less weary than you were at the start.

It is logical that the initial neural connection requires somewhat more effort. Those who can withstand the strain will be moulded into a successful craftsman.

It is only one person improving every single day. It is not the ultimate destination, but it is a good starting point.

“The 1 per cent rule asserts that over time, the bulk of the benefits in a particular area will accumulate to people, teams, and organizations who retain a 1 percent lead over the alternative,” James writes.

Doing things on a regular basis does not imply that you will suffer every time. Instead, they get easier, simpler, and better.

Improving 1 per cent 30 times is much easier than Improving 30% in a single time.

Nothing can stop you from improving if you practice constantly. Try doing something you’ve always wanted to do. It may be writing blog posts, making videos, drawing, painting, learning a language, or anything else.

Do it for a month, a week, or even three days.

Whatever your skills and talents are, whatever your circumstances are, you have your mind and body, and you should look at how remarkable they can be, and how quickly they adapt to new things to help you achieve greatness.

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