Consistency is often considered a virtue, the thing we’re aiming for. But it can also be the reason you’re not getting results.
We tend to enjoy doing things that we are good at, and not enjoy things that we are not good at. This begs the question: how do you know if you’re good at something?
In an age of instant delivery we want our enlightenment and transformation to be instantaneous. That’s not how it works.
We are motivated by progress, but progress isn’t always noticeable. A strategy to keep yourself motivated and doing the work when you’re not seeing results.
Sometimes the best question is not “how much more can I do?” but “what’s the least I can do?”
Progress is the holy grail of any endeavor. We seek to chart it, measure it, and chase it around every corner. The problem is that we don’t know what it looks like.
Entering fight-or-flight mode can give us the push we need to get things done. But as a productivity strategy, this isn’t sustainable.