Friday, August 11, 2017

Compare to Yesterday

When we are constantly building, there can be a debilitating feeling of spinning the wheels. Bill Gates said, 'Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.' I am a big fan of Tim Minchin's idea of being 'micro-ambitious'. Little goals add up. Slowly, until you look back and see how far you have come. Big goals just freak us out, because frankly, we are not in control of the path, and deep down we know that. We are good at fitting stories to the past. At coping. We have a fair amount of ability to control the next step. We can remember our last step fairly well, without too much retelling the story to make ourselves feel better. So if you compare, compare to yesterday. Do something that matters today. And repeat.

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