In Ep. 10 I talked about building a short course for my website about video editing. Well I got started with it, finally. I was able to bullet point out each part of it yesterday. Done. I know exactly what I have to do for each piece of it. Now it’s time to keep the pressure on and continue the work.
With projects that take more than one time sitting down to do them, I find the only way to get them done is to get momentum going. I do this by working on them each day, even if it’s just a little bit. That’s probably why I’m 18 consecutive posts into this site — because I’ve been able to work on it each day, just a bit at a time.
Today I don’t care how much I get done as long as I sit down and work on it for at least 15 minutes. That’s all I’m telling myself to do. I’ve heard, and believe, the best way to get yourself to floss your teeth is by flossing one tooth a night. Since you’re already there, floss in hand, you’re more likely to floss a second tooth and a third. Thankfully this project is not like flossing and has a clear end point and I won’t have to work on it everyday for the rest of my life. Maybe I should make one of those charts charities use when they’re getting donations and you see the red bar rising up to the top with each donation…
After I’m done with my regular work today I have the entire evening and night free. I have hours I can work on this thing. I finally have that night when my regular work is done, I have the mental and physical energy and I have the time. I’ve been waiting for this moment. Will I squander it? I hope not. I just want to get at least 15 minutes of work done.
Here’s to working on side projects on Friday nights. Cheers!