Everyday you add links to your chain.
Not in the Jacob Marley’s Ghost kind of way where you are weighted down by your regrets and bad decisions — but in a more positive way where each time you practice a skill or take action on an idea or try something new, you’re actually forging a new habit that adds to your strength, reach, and ability.
A chain is used to represent an unbroken sequence
There are several phone apps that allow you to track daily tasks so you can create an unbroken chain of daily actions in order to build better habits and make steady self-improvement. For instance, today is my 265th consecutive day of writing and publishing a daily blog post here on this site. It is also my the 2,090th consecutive day (approximately) of creating and sharing a Big Yellow Sticky note.
My chain gets longer and stronger with each daily commitment I complete.
If I maintain my current pace of one Big Yellow Sticky note published every single day, anyone else who decides to start the same type of single daily sticky note website would never be able to catch up to me.
When you break the chain you weaken your position.
If you create a chain of making five customer phone calls each day, you forge mighty chain of connections — but only until you skip a day and leave a gap in your chain. You create an opening that someone else can take advantage of.
Dedicate yourself to making chains and focus on not breaking them.
Maintain your consistency.
Maintain your position of authority.
Maintain The Chain!