A Little is better than Nothing

So today I was mindlessly scrolling on Reddit (which I have been doing a lot lately) and I came across a statement somewhere. I don’t exactly remember if it was a text post or a meme or something like that. But the words got kinda stuck in my mind.

10% is less than 100% but 10% is more than 0.

It seems simple but then the more I think about it the more I appreciate its simplicity.

It’s, of course, best to do everything perfectly but it’s better to do something rather than doing nothing. I seriously want to make it my new mantra.

I know my writing is flawed. My articles are not well rounded. They don’t cover anything serious. But every week I keep posting. I keep posting bad articles because I do believe that posting bad articles still gives me a chance to learn and improve. But if I stop writing and wait to get better, well that’s not going to happen.

And it’s not just about writing. I think this is applicable in many scenarios especially related to mental health issues. I know when I am down its important to get some exercise, eat healthily and not let my sleep cycle get too messed up. But if I cant do so many things then doing the simple things also help.

If I can’t get out of bed then even sitting on the bed is little better than lying down staring the ceiling. Even doing one action is better than doing nothing. And over time, every action counts.

If I keep writing and posting every week, over time my writing will improve. It has to. It may take a long time but if I don’t write regularly then my writing will definitely not improve.

So, every day I am going to do at least a little bit and then the next day I will do a little bit more. And I will keep going.

10% is not as good as 100% but 10% is better than nothing.

2 comments

  1. I do subscribe to this thought no matter what I do, especially for exercise (10 minutes is better than 0, and that actually totals up to 280 minutes a month).

    I do feel lost with my writing sometimes, but I also write every day because of this exact reason. This was an awesome article. Thanks for writing!

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