When to push, when to rest, when to quit

When to push, when to rest, when to quit

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When to push, when to rest, when to quit
Imagine this: You set out writing a novel by the end of the year. You have your daily word count goal. You know exactly how your plot is going to go. And you set aside time at the beginning of each day to write. Great! For the first few weeks, everything goes well! You write each day and you’re excited about how your novel is shaping up. But then something happens. It starts to get harder and harder to write. Each morning begins to feel like a slog to hit your word count. Then, one morning, you get to your computer, boot up your word processor, put your hands on the keyboard, and … nothing. You don’t feel motivated to keep going with your goal to write a novel. What do you do then? The problem with traditional goals Goals are great. They can help you achieve success by focusing your efforts on a very defined objective. And coupling goals with effective habits that allow you to achieve them is even better. But there’s a problem with the way we traditionally approach goals: We often pick the wrong ones. There’s nothing wrong with goals like “I want to lose 10 [...]
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