How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
When faced with huge goals that often seem insurmountable, the advice is generally to break them down in little bits. In life, that’s easier said than done.
Often, when trying to complete a project, or even do a report, even if I break it up into small bits or "milestones", I can’t help but think that the end goal is so far away. It’s even more difficult when the task, or even the goal, is not the least bit rewarding. I mean, that report ain’t winning any awards or anything.
How do you keep motivated?
Rather than breaking up the tasks in any way, I just work in small bursts, and doing something else, then going back to that orignal task. More and more I’ve found myself doing this, like my brain can’t stand the monotony of whatever I’m doing.
While typing this I’ve looked at stuff on Twitter, explored the menu options of the editor for no reason, browsed pics on Unsplash, and looked at my phone a half dozen times.
In this age of digital noise, it looks like this is the de facto way of working now.
At least I’m getting the things done, just way longer than I would like to.