People talk about working hard vs. working smart as if that’s the alternative you are faced with. It’s not. People who excel work both hard and smart.

The Seinfeld Calendar is a smart piece of productivity technology that helps you to work hard. If you don’t know what a Seinfeld Calendar is, read this article, then come back here.

He told me to get a big wall calendar that has a whole year on one page and hang it on a prominent wall. The next step was to get a big red magic marker.

He said for each day that I do my task of writing, I get to put a big red X over that day. “After a few days you’ll have a chain. Just keep at it and the chain will grow longer every day. You’ll like seeing that chain, especially when you get a few weeks under your belt. Your only job next is to not break the chain.”

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After reading that article, now you know why you need a physical, annual calendar.

Amazon sells these. I bought one once. It took up a lot of space, was ugly, and included a bunch of holidays and other useless crap that does not bring you closer to your goals. So I  won’t link to it.

This time around, I made my own annual calendar. It’s not hard.

  1. I took a screenshot of the macOS Calendar app.

seinfeldcal.png2. Then I printed and laminated it.


3. There is no step three.

You can do the same. Just download this image and print it. Good luck with whatever you’re working towards.