I don't know about you but for me, every once in a while, I struggle with the idea of when to work and when to wait. Working and waiting for the results of work go hand in hand but it becomes even more challenging when we don't know how to tell the difference between when to go full steam and when to just ease off and let things play out.
We will never know when to stop if we don't know what to stop for.
Simply put, we will never know when to stop if we don't know what to stop for. Just imagine a traffic intersection where the lights can change to any color and not knowing what the colors mean. That's what it's like to not know when you've arrived at your goal, which means, you are more likely to over-extend yourself and miss the results you've been working for.
Understanding and setting milestones for your work is a great way to manage not just your time but yourself and it provides a good way of seeing the bigger picture in smaller parts. It's a lot harder to think of writing 50,000 words novel but much easier to process a 500 word a day commitment. The goal of your milestones is to convert your big ideas into clusters of easily achievable steps which then affords you time in between to wait and launch the next milestone. Working within milestones also ensure consistent momentum as opposed to going after a big idea as a whole.
Progress in one thing has a way of inspiring progress in other things.
Sometimes, we get to a point where we feel we've run out of ideas or motivation, or simply not having a solution to a problem. This is where most people get stuck in a loop. If you find yourself dealing with this scenario, get moving. Get on to the next thing on your milestone. When you do this, oftentimes, I have found that you are more likely to discover the solution to the issues you left unresolved. Progress in one thing has a way of inspiring progress in other things.
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