How’s your January going? Are you still Feuer und Flamme* for your goals or feeling just a tiny bit crushed by the everyday grind?
I’ve totally failed to keep up certain intentions – getting outside for a walk or run first thing every day, getting enough sleep, that sort of thing. But I have been making good progress on my actual work and am happy to just keep working on those good habits. I am so not interested in beating myself up any more. We do what we can, and when we don’t do it, okay! Try again tomorrow.
Similarly, there’s a lot to be said for easing off on the pressure we apply to our creative/business goals. There’s a lot to be said for just doing what you do. Make no mistake, there are things I passionately want to achieve – but my best chance at achieving them may be to focus on the journey, not the destination. And that’s certainly a lot more fun.
* Something like, filled with red-hot enthusiasm.