1. Momentum Takes Time
Know that momentum takes time to build. As serial entrepreneur Andy Swan has written, one of the most common mistakes is to "set lofty goals from a resting start." With images of fame and success dancing in our heads, we set the bar too high, fail to make the grade, and quit because we're discouraged.
Just as you would start training for a marathon by running a few miles and building from there. It's important to set small, realistic goals at first. Challenge yourself, but don't overdo it. Setting achievable goals, and experiencing incremental success will help you build momentum and confident.
2. Make Time to Work
Carve out a consistent block of time to work on your project. Particularly if you're juggling creative work with other
commitments, finding regular time to devote to your project in a daily way can be extremely challenging.
Consistent execution is paramount: it keeps your head clear and focused; it rewards you with a constant feeling of progress; and, most importantly, it keeps the ball moving forward. Don’t wait for this free time to magically "open up." Rather, proactively carve out a block of time in your daily schedule and make it public.
3. Work on Your Project
Work on your project every day. No seriously, every day. When it comes to momentum, frequency of execution is perhaps more important than the duration of execution. Even if you're working on your project for just an hour a day that's enough to keep your objectives and recent activities top of mind. Then, when you sit down to work on it again, you can slip quickly back into the flow.
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