Make Progress

Make progress

Little progress is better than no progress at all. Success comes in taking many small steps. If you stumble in a small step, it rarely matters. Don’t gift wrap the garbage. Let little failures go.

John C. Maxwell

We are constantly juggling multiple projects all at once. While most of the time we may be on top of things, smashing things out at sweet optimum productivity levels. Life gets in the way and in creeps a feeling of guilt of not doing enough. At times like these, I recommend just moving each project just a little. Make progress just a little in the direction set up by the goals.

Here are three ways you can set yourself up for success on slow days.

  1. Take them off your plate – If you have too many projects going on all at once, it may be time to eliminate (what you don’t need) and delegate (what does not need you). Focus on the things that truly matter to you and bring you joy.
  2. Tiny 1 % progress – Now that you have the right amount of things going on for you. Some days are busier than others. Do the bare minimum on all projects and then go ahead and do 1% extra. This tiny gain will compound to be a huge force of nature. While it seems like a small increment, it wont send things on the back burners. It will still be progress, and a lot of it in the long run.
  3. Make it a routine – Incorporate this tiny little step into your daily routine. We are creatures of habit but do seek a little challenge. Adjust your routine slightly by adding small challenges onto your existing daily habits. For example, you normally work out for 30 mins everyday. Make it 45 for a month. You normally call 20 people everyday in your sales job, make it 25 for a month.

When you write these down and look back at them few years later, you really start seeing the different. Make progress every day however small.

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