“Amateurs create work when they feel motivated, but professionals create work on a schedule.” – James Clear
This is the quote I’ve been agonizing about. The words that started this whole obsession with schedules.
I want to create awesome things, but I get so lost in the weeds – and lately, it’s been driving me nuts.
Looking back, I have made a fair amount of improvement as a graphic artist with things I knew I needed to improve on :
- I can let things go
- It doesn’t have to be 100% flawless or fleshed out before showing a concept
- I can work super fast when necessary
- I’m able to hear out opinions and objections without taking it personally
- I no longer wait until the conditions are perfect to respond – short messages are better than nothing!
Everything I struggle with in business are the same things I struggle with in life in general : Avoidance, Perfectionism, Magical Thinking, Communication, Follow Through, and Consistency.
I knew this from the get go.
I’m a big fan of ‘Two Birds/One Stone’ method, so I thought, “Hey, maybe I can get paid to fix my life!” Nothing says, “I believe in you” more than a steady paycheck from a good client.
I feel like I’ve gotten out of freelancing, exactly what I put in so far – which is why I’m trying to step it up a notch.
My website is a step in that direction – a blend of personal and professional characteristics. It’s not perfect, and I’m still working on updates, but it exists and I’m happy about that.
Come to think of it, having my own website has been on my goal list for a long time : Check.
I’m going to make a very short, easily attainable goal everyday for the rest of Notevember at the end of every post. That way, I can get some momentum of setting/reaching goals.
Today’s goal is : To write my post in the morning tomorrow so I’ll have enough time to think about and put into practice an actual goal. 🙂