It’s easy to feel stuck or overwhelmed when you think about everything you want to accomplish. The gap between where you are now and where you want to be can get you down.
When you’re feeling stuck, like you’re not making any progress at all, try thinking much smaller. Instead of thinking month-to-month or year-to-year, think day-to-day.
Big goals, after all, are accomplished by making a little progress day after day for months at a time.
You can’t control what’s going to happen months or years from now, you only have today, right now, in the present. Focus on making a little progress today, and know that those days of progress will add up over time.
Take comfort in the little progress that you’re making right now. As my friend Sibyl Chavis likes to say, just ask yourself this question: “am I living today better than yesterday?”
Are you doing anything today to get one step close to your goals?
If the answer is yes, you’re making progress. You can stop beating yourself up about the bigger picture and enjoy what you’ve accomplished. Just rinse and repeat tomorrow.
Any project or system that involves people, no matter how well-intentioned, eventually loses luster once the initial excitement and momentum wears off. Everything becomes a job after long enough, no matter how infatuated you were in the beginning.
Today’s episode of Lifestyle Business Weekly is a little different. This time, I’m sharing 10 of the biggest lessons I’ve learned about building independent businesses.
The Work and The Results are two different things. You can’t say “I want to do the results.” You can only say “I’m going to do the work.” You might want to accomplish the results, but results only happen because of the work you do.
Motivation is a funny thing. We can feel sluggish, depressed, tired and unmotivated towards the work we *know* we want/need to get done.
I read last week that a record number of people are leaving their jobs. They’re leaving because we’re in a tight labor market right now, and finding a better job is easy.
Tell me if this sounds familiar. You start working on a new task, which requires you to do some research or look something up.