How to Resurrect a Stale Project, Part II
I’m sharing a short series of posts on the struggles we can go through when we seem to have a lot of projects and not enough of whatever it is that will make it happen, How to Resurrect a Stale Project from earlier this week.
Not enough time, not enough energy, not enough of this, and not enough of that. Those exact words and thoughts have gone through my head as I’ve questioned why and whether or not I should continue some projects of mine, this blog being one of them. I seem to get a head of steam going for a while, but then, for many reasons, that momentum seems to falter. I’ve put some thought into why this happens – and I’ve realized that this is a problem nearly every person feels like they have.
So how can we, when busier than hell, make it all happen? Consistently that is. So let’s use this blog as an example. I don’t like to waste time – and I’d like to get something out of all the time and energy I use to put this blog and writings together. Really, what that means is that I enjoy writing and sharing my experiences that may help someone else. So enabling myself to do it more and become a better writer starts to fall into a long-term goal type category.
The Long-term Goal. It takes some practice, but once you’re in the habit of doing it – it becomes much easier and impactful. What I’m talking about is relating the menial, time-consuming, every day things you have to do – relating those to your long-term goals. By creating a mental picture of what you want down the line and what you want to be doing with you life – you often muster up the energy, resourcefulness and attitude to stay on track and be consistent.
Keeping Track. One way to get better at being consistent, something that has really helped me, is to make the information, documents, etc. you use for tracking your progress accessible. If you are hurting for more time, you must be busy and most probably on-the-go, then you ought to try using things like Google Docs or Todoist.com. These allow you to access your stuff anywhere you can get on the internet, which is just about anywhere anymore.
Small Amounts Add Up. Small amounts of time can really begin to add up with a hair of consistency. For me, just thinking about my projects and my long-term goals get my thoughts churning and keeps the projects fresh in my mind.
Keeping track and putting thought into how things are going, what lies ahead in the future, and keeping the big picture in mind are a little collections of ways to resurrect that stale project.
What’s Next? Tomorrow, I’m going to talk about the importance of perspective. Something I’ve talked about before, but it’s essential and extremely useful to always have perspective.
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Thanks for reading!!