Darius Foroux

178K Followers
·
Follow

Having a long and consistent career requires doing just enough each day

Image for post
Image for post
Photo: Westend61/Getty Images

It’s simple and inevitable: When you try to do too much in a short amount of time, you burn out. The only way to avoid that, to have a long and consistent career, is to do just enough each day.

But what is enough? To find out, let’s look to those who have it down to a formula.

When we think about the most productive people, it’s easy to assume they’re working 18-hour days and sacrificing their personal lives (and sleep) to get it all done. But that’s just not the case.

Take Stephen King, who publishes a book a year: In spite of his extraordinary output, he’s not sitting at a computer and writing all day long. In his memoir On Writing, King writes: “I like to get 10 pages a day, which amounts to 2,000 words.” …

About

Darius Foroux

Author of 7 books, including Think Straight. My Growth Kit, a collection of 6 valuable resources, is available for free: dariusforoux.com/growth-kit

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store