Most of us do it wrong.
Well, I did.
When starting anything new it is important
to put time and energy in it
right from the start.
But what’s even more important is
to keep the momentum.
Putting 40 hours into a new project
in the first week will give you
a good start,
but slowing down to a halt
in the second week will get you nowhere.
Putting 2 hours into a new project
in the first week might look like
a total waste of time,
but if you can keep investing
those 2 hours every week
you’ll eventually reach your goal.
Putting in 2 hours every week
(or even better 20 minutes every day)
will get you much further than
putting in 40 hours a week
twice a year.
If you start anything
- decide to do it or quit right away
- decide how much time you will invest (at least)
- write it down where you can read/see it
- track if you really stick to it
- if you don’t -> quit it’s just wating time
- if you do -> think about investing more time
Having dozens or even hundreds of open projects
will ensure just one thing:
You will finish none of them.
__Keeping the momentum on a small number of projects
will ensure that you
_will finish all of them
_ sooner or later.
What is the most important step
on a long road?
- The first?
- The last?
- The one in the middle?
Once you know the answer it’s pretty easy:
The most important step on a long road is
the next step.
If you don’t take the next step
- all the steps you already made were for nothing
- none of the steps that would have followed will happen
You will get there!