Progress Relies on Perspective

Posted On April 7, 2023

Photo by Michele Venne

Two hundred words a day may not seem like much, but it adds up over time. The same can be said for the steps we take toward our 10K steps a day, or the twenty-five dollars a paycheck we add to the piggy bank, or the extra ten sit-ups/push-ups/jumping jacks we do as we aim to be more healthy. Little progress is tough to keep track of, especially if we’re used to seeing big jumps in project completion or the results of habits.

I’m used to large chunks of time to “get things done.” When I have slivers of time to chip away at bigger projects, it takes so long to see progress that I’m tempted to give up. But progress is being made! I remind myself of that each time I look at my list of tasks and see almost nothing crossed off for the month of March. But if I give up, that closes the door on finishing anything.

I wanted a job where I still had time to write. I got it! But then, the time available for all the writing business tasks wasn’t enough. Now it seems like a few of those hours blocked off for other things will become available. That means, if I’m strategic, I can slip into these bigger slivers of time and make the progress I’m used to seeing.

Part of gaining that time back means I need to refrain from signing up for every webinar that drops in my inbox. If I don’t make the live event, I take the time to watch the replay. How much of these webinars include nuggets of new information? Not many. So, reclaiming bigger time slots AND utilizing that time better will lead to progress. Do you see yourself making progress on your tasks? Do you prefer big chunks of time or any sliver you can manage?

Written by Michele Venne

Writer of immersive and intriguing stories.

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