Slow Progress Isn’t a Sign of Failure SL024
I admit to going on a tangent in this one, but the overall message is pretty clear (hopefully): Slow progress isn’t a sign of failure. No shame if you’re moving at the speed of a sloth, y’all.
In this episode:
- This week’s episode is brought to you by QuickBooks Self Employed.
- The overnight success probably worked for 10 years in obscurity before getting “found.”
- Some people write thousands of words a day and some write dozens.
- Believing you’re not doing enough can stop you in your tracks and make you think, “Why bother?’.
- Mentally berating yourself for not writing or creating all the time often leads to feelings of guilt, then stress, and then procrastination.
- Overcoming those feelings takes time and a lot of mental effort:
- Forgive yourself for any perceived failings
- Recognize that you don’t have to create the way others create
- Commit to what you know you can do — 30 minutes a day, every other day, or once a week
- Small victories can give you the momentum you need to do more.
Links from the show:
The Compare and Contrast Thing We All Do (episode #5)
QuickBooks Self Employed (affiliate link — get 50 percent off the price for a year)