How To Make Progress When You Are Terrified
Everyone has a dream. But not everyone is brave enough to act on it.
Be proud of your courage to start a new project.
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If your projects tend to fail, your expectations are low, and motivation fades. If your projects tend to succeed, your expectations go up, and motivation stays strong.