My previous atomic essay was about the advantages of being a time billionaire. The concept that ties closely to this that I want to elaborate on is consistency. Many people lack this trait, which is why we undervalue time billionaires.
The real benefits in life come from compound growth, which only occurs with consistency & time. The more frequently you practice a skill, and the earlier you start, the farther you’ll go.
Mikael Cho, the CEO of Unsplash, talked about this today. He discussed how you can reach success if you play on a long enough time scale. Most tech companies last 2-3 years. If you work on building a company for 10, 15, even 20 years, however, you will be playing a very different game. This dedication is brutally difficult. Dedicating that much time to something means you have to have unwavering faith.
This applies to everything you do, not just startups. Find the things you want to dedicate a significant amount of time to, and practice consistently. Be intentional, focused, and ruthless. Block out time to focus on these critical activities. Only with extreme consistency will you see massive growth. Not for a week or month, but for years. So make sure you choose what you work on wisely because if you don't, you will waste your non-renewable currency: time.