So many people seem to be focused on the achievement of starting something. I’ll admit that it’s an exciting thing to do, it’s a time when spirits are high and everyone is filled with hope and promise…but it’s the wrong thing to focus on or celebrate. It’s actually a very small win.
The thing to focus on is the finish line. Not where you are starting, but where you are trying to get to…what you are trying to finish.
If you focus on that goal - just getting started feels good (as it should) but also stays in perspective…and this way the focus, spirits, and hope will all last a lot longer through the grueling ups and downs that lay between the start and the finish…
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Kevin also talks in more depth about many of the these things around twice a month via his drip campaign and has a day job as CTO of Veritonic. You can also check out some of his open source code on GitHub or connect with him on Twitter @falicon or via email at kevin at falicon.com.
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