3 reflections for people facing a daunting project:
1️⃣ Navy SEAL candidates face a brutal 5.5-day test of cold & wet, non-stop physical training, and team challenges, on a TOTAL of 4 hours of sleep. Fewer than 25% make it through this ordeal. Those that do, say they focus on the task at hand — not on the days still ahead of them.
2️⃣ David Allen said: “You don't actually do a project; you can only do action steps related to it. When enough of the right action steps have been taken, some situation will have been created that matches your initial picture of the outcome closely enough that you can call it “done”.
3️⃣ In the Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle points out that present is all we have control over. Life is a continuous stream of present moments, and each of those in turn are the only moments we have any influence over. Right now is when everything happens.
Focus on the very next thing, and do it well.