Helsinki Bus Theory: The Proven Path to Creating Unique and Meaningful Work
James Clear on what it takes to get good at your craft.
“By staying on the bus, you give yourself time to re-work and revise until you produce something unique, inspiring, and great. It’s only by staying on board that mastery reveals itself. Show up enough times to get the average ideas out of the way and every now and then genius will reveal itself.”
“Average college students learn ideas once. The best college students re-learn ideas over and over. Average employees write emails once. Elite novelists re-write chapters again and again. Average fitness enthusiasts mindlessly follow the same workout routine each week. The best athletes actively critique each repetition and constantly improve their technique. It is the revision that matters most.”
Bonus Idea: Creating distinct names for your ideas (e.g. “Helsinki Bus Theory”)is a very powerful way to get them to spread.