Staying Motivated

So many of us complain about staying focused. Believe me, I know how you feel. Some of us are just bogged down by the heat (it’s over 100 degrees this whole week here in the San Fernando Valley, California) and some of us are just distracted by wanting to look in the fridge for some new ideas. (Is that why we stand there holding the door open so long?)

Some of us work best in spurts … digging in and holding on for hours at a time until we collapse … others are best at setting a timer, and doing projects in smaller chunks, with pieces purposefully left over for the following day/week/month.

Kevin Cornell’s article, Staying Motivated, separates our projects into two phases … (1) getting started and (2) maintaining.

I especially like the idea of keeping track of where I’ve been and where I’m going. Often, we don’t realize just how far we’ve come until we look back.


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