When Jerry Seinfeld was an up-and-coming comedian, he committed to writing a joke a day.
Not an entire routine or monologue. Just one funny line.
In his apartment, he had a large calendar of the whole year. Every time he wrote a joke, he put a red X on that date.
Before long he had a growing chain of red X’s on the calendar — a visual reminder of the consistent work he put in.
Seinfeld once shared the story of his calendar and the chain of red X’s with a young comic.
His main advice: Don’t break the chain!