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Though inspiration can suddenly strike, turning it into a tangible finished product is a matter of sustained effort. It’s getting up every day and doing the work.
The best people in their field are the best not because of a few massive efforts, but because of consistency over a long duration.
Worrying about the result is a distraction from what you really should be thinking about: how you can respond, and what happens next.
Your work leaves your hands at some point and what happens next is almost always out of your control. People either like your work of art or they don’t.
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It shouldn't be a daily fight against yourself. Being consistent needs doing what you like doing, not something that you find miserable. Avoid physical or mental burnout.
To change your mental state, you need to change your physical state. Your mood changes based on the action you are performing.
Action is the biggest motivation. Show up and get started, and the rest is easy.
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Reframe nerves as excitement. When we do this, we harness heightened perception to raise ourselves up.
Instead of telling yourself, “I’m anxious, I need to calm down,” tell yourself, “I am excited, my body is primed to perform.”
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To improve your mental ability, you have to understand its natural peaks and drops throughout the day. It can be different for every person, so pay attention to what time of the day your mind is functioning at its best.
If you find it difficult to see what time of day your mind is functioning best, keep a productivity log. At two-hour intervals, write down your physical and mental status. You'll find a pattern of peak performance or sluggishness.
Most people have little pockets of time throughout the day, between meetings and calls and emails, with 15 minutes here, and 30 minutes there. To perform at your best depends on simple time management hacks.