Are you feeling stuck and not motivated enough to finish your project? Not seeing enough progress or finish line in sight?
Here’s a simple operating principle that keeps me motivated even in the most uncertain projects.
Divide your project into smaller milestones.
Yes, it’s clichéd, but it’s still surprising how often people get stuck because they focus too much on the end goal.
They get overwhelmed, stressed, and lost. And that kills their motivation.
And that’s why – you need to set smaller milestones.
Ideally, a milestone should be accomplished in a few days or max 1-2 weeks.
No milestone should be longer than 2-3 weeks. If it feels it would take longer than a few weeks, then break it again.
Smaller milestones help you get something done.
It helps you accomplish smaller victories and build momentum.
And momentum fuels your motivation and keeps you going.