“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
-Lao Tzu (and millions of fortune cookies)
We recently talked a lot about the importance of enjoying the Journey. We’re not racing towards an end goal at all costs, but rather finding our rhythm and a pace that works for us. Not asking “ARE WE THERE YET!?”
However, it’s tough to stay motivated when we’re not seeing drastic progress or we’re not quite sure if we are moving in the right direction. It’s tough to not feel like a one-flippered seal “just swimming around in a circle, freaking out his whole family,” right?
So, how the heck can we stay motivated during the slow months? After all, it can often feel like a grind, and grinds aren’t fun.
The solution: We become Hawkeye, and identify each and every tiny metric that shows us we’re heading in the right direction.
We create the new person that we’re trying to become (our Level 50), and then we prove to ourselves each and every day that we’re getting just ONE experience point closer to leveling up and achieving that reality.
We celebrate each small win.
And we reward those small wins with things that reward us back.