Consistency vs. Intensity

There exists 2 schools of thoughts when trying to pursue something new. The first suggests that trying to learn something and improve even by a small bit but being consistent is the way to go. The latter suggests that you should be trying to progress when inspiration strikes and sit quiet otherwise.

Consistency is like training for a marathon, you run consistently starting with short distances and slowly building your way to a marathon. Intensity is when you get thought or an idea that gets you excited and you open up a blank sheet to pen it down.

Consistency is good for breeding a habit, while intensity is probably better to take advantage of those phases of clarity. Consistency is boring, but small wins motivate you. Silent periods are demotivating and it can be quite easy to fall out of what you were trying to do in the first place.

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