When you’re in the middle of a big audacious project, it’s easy to get down on yourself. The feeling of finishing is renewing. Delaying any chance of finishing for too long feels like defeat. This is why it matters so much to break your projects down into bite-sized pieces.
If your project is feeling too long, take a minute to set yourself up for a little win. Could you ship a sneak preview? Could you take a quick detour to get something done from your list that matters? Little wins matter, if only because they make you remember how good it feels to ship something.
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.
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.
I used to think it was a silly waste of time to think about a vision for my life. Who does that?
View this post on Instagram I’ve dealt with depression my whole life. Sometimes it gets the better of me for weeks or months on end.
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.