A consistent momentum helps when we’re trying to learn a new language, sharpen our Illustrator skills, get into shape, clean up our diets, apply to portfolio-based jobs, or just be more comfortable out loud.
The hardest part is to build up enough movement to keep the rhythm going.
It’s hard because it’s often the first thing to get pushed out when the day gets over-scheduled (and there’s never enough time to go around).
But there’s always 10 minutes of our day we can put to use to build momentum.
P.S. Momentum is the critical factor, not quality of output.
Having likes and and sharing something worth saying are two completely different things, but for some not having enough of the former is enough to skip the latter altogether.
We all have something to say, but behaviour on current social media makes it hard to seem cool to share it all the time.
In the cases we don’t get to decide if something is good, who does instead?
Who gets to leave the product reviews, or the Google rating? Who gets to talk about the product with their friends?
If the answer is somebody else, then the whole idea of “good” was never in our hands to begin with.
Often times, finding “a level of good we’re satisfied with” is what slows us down from making more progress.
The alternative is to be okay with being wrong. Better yet, it’s all we can afford to do when we’re in service for other people.