We all have rules for ourselves.
No one makes us follow them but we make an effort to follow these rules for the same reason people do anything else. Because they can. One of the rules I have for myself is that I must post something new on here everyday. Although some days are slow and I have to break that rule I try to stay consistent. I've learned that in this industry consistency is key.
To be successful in something you don't necessarily have to be the absolute best or the first. You must make an effort as often as possible and keep that effort consistent. That's how you achieve goals. So far I've been in the game for about two years now. I've met amazing people and have gotten farther than I ever could have imagined and I still think this is only the beginning. All of this is happening because I made an effort everyday and never stopped.
If you want advice from me I say stay consistent. Don't bust your ass one day a week and slack off the other six. Try a moderate amount all seven days and do that every week until you get somewhere. It seems like weird advice but it works. I promise in a year you'll be ahead of where you are today.