I have received a few messages in the lines of, “Tanaka, tell me more about this NoDaysOff thing, what does it mean?” While I am in the process of writing a longer detailed article that I will either post on my blog or it will be one of the articles on the NoDaysOff Magazine (if it is good enough :P). I thought I would give a short version of the answer.
Everyone has their own set of pursuits that they are trying to achieve, and that mostly leaves what someone takes NoDaysOff in up to the individual. However there are some fundamental principles that will help get one closer to achieving their pursuits.
It isn’t the one-shot pushes that get us where we want to go, its the consistent daily action that builds extraordinary outcomes. Daily action builds habits. It gives you practice and will make you an expert in a short time. If you don’t break the chain, you’ll start to spot opportunities you otherwise wouldn’t. Small improvements accumulate into large improvements rapidly because daily action provides “compounding interest.” You are better off if you are someone who will take action, even if small, every day as opposed to someone who swings hard once or twice a week.
I will leave you in the words of the wise Benjamin Franklin, who dropped such wisdom in the 1750s –> “Some may think these trifling matters not worth minding. Human felicity is produced by little advantages that occur every day.”
Have a progressive week, and remember to take NoDaysOff 🙂