“Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.”
What this means for you and I:
- Have a routine (go to bed and wake up at roughly the same time every day)
- Forge habits that, when aggregated, make your life better over time
- Look after yourself – good nutrition, adequate rest, strenuous physical exercise, access to a broad range of mentally stimulating inputs (films, books, podcasts, conversations etc)
- Don’t make stupid financial decisions that will put strain on the rest of your life
In sum: get out of your own way. Don’t let chaos impede your ability to do the work you’re capable of. You owe it to yourself.