#5: Make a (Public) Commitment

To become good at our work, we have to put the hours in. A deadline, announced publicly, forces you to stop being precious. It kills perfectionism and resistance to just getting shit done. The more deadlines I set, and commitments I make to other people, the more I’m able to get done.

This episode originally appeared on the Monday Mailer, my weekly newsletter about shipping side projects, productivity, and doing your best work.

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