Baby Baby Steps
Energy to do things ebbs and flows.
Sometimes you’ll be able to sprint toward a goal, other times you’ll barely want to crawl.
When the friction to do anything is at its highest think baby-baby steps — ask yourself, “what’s the smallest unit of progress I can make?”
Your answer will probably seem trivial — maybe it’s entering a sentence into a document, or looking up one piece of information.
That’s okay — just do that and, importantly, don’t put yourself on the hook for doing anything after that.
One of two things happen:
You’ll take the baby baby step and still feel sluggish, in which case a break is warranted (everyone needs them).
Or, that tiny step will spur the next step, and the next step, and the next step after that. Maybe the steps stay small; maybe they get bigger — either way, you’ve achieved momentum to propel you forward — all because you took one tiny step forward which is sometimes the hardest thing to do.