100 times

If you’re getting started on something and think that a person’s advice is going to help you, you should reach out. If you don’t hear back from them, don’t give up yet. 

Instead, whatever you’re doing, try it 100 times. 

For example, if you’re trying to write a book, write 100 articles. (Or 100 pages, 100 threads, etc.) Improve one thing every time you try. 

Do the real thing. Do it badly, at first. Don’t stop if you miss a day or two.

To make the time to try 100 times, you really have to carve it out of the marble of the day

After your 100th time, follow up with the person. Let them know you’ve tried 100 times, the things you’ve tried that worked, and the ones that didn’t. Show them some momentum. Ask them a specific question that you think they’re in a good position to answer; you’ll have a better sense of how they can help.

They’re more likely to respond. (They still may not. “Expect nothing. Accept anything.”)

At that point, it probably won’t matter, because you’ll probably have learned more than whatever advice they could have given you.

If 100 times sounds too difficult, start with 10.

(This is my 779th daily blog post. Here was my first.)

Inspired by Mr. Beast, Karen X. Cheng, and Visa.

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