W. Somerset Maugham: A Lesson in the Craft

william-somerset-maugham1This post is a summary of W. Somerset Maugham‘s book The Summing Up, in which he writes in an essay-like fashion on a number of topics related to writing and his life.  Maugham was a prolific writer who had a lot of smart things to say about a great many things as you will soon see. As I read the book it became abundantly clear that Maugham’s insights to writing, life, of adjusting to the market and learning through trial and error, are all of a very high calibre. He was a disciplined guy.

Even though it is a rather short book (ca 200 pages), it is a no-bullshit-straight-to-the-point kind of book that one does not read lightly. Every  page is important and it is easy to lose focus and forgo the point.

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The Incredible Effects of Doing a Few Positive Things Every Day

Habits make the man.

Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.

-Jim Rohn

Make no mistake about it. The things you do on a daily basis are what effectively molds you long-term.

So ask yourself; what kind of activities does a regular day consist of for you?

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