Lift your habits. Lift your life.

So I discovered Medium via this interesting post on Deliberate Practice. I was appreciative of Tony Stubblebine who wrote that piece. Subsequently learned he is building Lift App. Ended up on Lift website and instantly connected to what is there on it. All I can say is it is just a cool way to build and live your habits. You can read rest of the story about Lift on their website.

So I installed the app on my iPhone and logged in with my twitter account and added few daily habits I have been living and a few I want to add. It is pleasing to see two of my role models I follow on twitter, Anil Dash and Owen Williams are already using Lift.

I am about to check off today’s writing assignment. Cheers.

Medium.

Continuing my yesterday’s story: Just when I was about to close the google results tab, another result right beneath the Lifehacker article piqued my interest. I clicked on the hyper link and ended up on a web page which is suggesting just two tips anyone can easily follow to practice whatever craft they care, deliberately.

In addition to the ideas offered, I instantly liked the typography of that website.  It felt like it is the great typography referred by Steve Jobs in his famous inaugural speech at Stanford in 2005. So I started exploring more and eventually discovered many thoughtfully written essays by people from all walks of life and fields of study.

I instantly fell in love with that website. The typography is pristine. Page layout is minimal.  Content is brilliant. In addition to the regular stuff like ability to tweet, share on Facebook, one can also highlight just a part of text and leave a note to author or even tweet just the highlighted part of the text.  That website happens to be Medium. Here is their story: About Medium. I just wanted to belong there but they aren’t open for everybody yet. I couldn’t wait more.

And this is the article that has two tips on Deliberate Practice.

However, this chain of discovery isn’t complete just yet. There is one final part of discovery that I think is very cool and is worth sharing. I will save it for another day.

Deliberate Practice

I have been hearing about the phrase Deliberate Practice for quite some time now.  Last week I stumbled upon this Lifehacker article which revealed some practice goofs I am committing. So I decided to read it again today. I didn’t bookmark the page last week so I googled the term ‘deliberate practice’ and found a bunch of results of which the Lifehacker page is the third one from the top. I read that article again to reaffirm the tips I read. It did give me some simple and deep insights into how one should be practicing any craft. I strongly recommend this article to anyone and make use of the tips presented. They are definitely worth one’s time.

However, that is not all and there’s more to this story. I discovered something significant and cool when I checked another result from the search result. More on that in the next post.