Making progress (from pole to pole)
Visual markers were instrumental for my progress. I had to see the finish line.
The other day, while working on the book, I was sitting the table with books and note cards spread before and I felt a familiar flash of doubt. I looked across the table and said to myself, “Who am I kidding, I can’t do this.”
Cuddy calls big goals “moonshots”. Goals we dream about but need a telescope to actually see.
We romanticize reaching a goal but we don’t romanticize the daily grind, getting out hands dirty as we work to reach that goal.
Writing a book, running a race, starting a business, improving your health or your grades or your finances is only achievable if you take it slow, train humbly, and take pride in your incremental progress.
Whatever your “moonshot”– keep trying, keep working, keep running from pole to pole.