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Think of the Freight Train

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Think of the Freight Train

I recently spent some time over Christmas planning 2010. Part of the agenda in 2010 is to work on some of my own projects.

Although this was always part of my 2009 plans, they never eventuated 🙁 Mainly because “paid work comes first”. I think that is a problem we all encounter when we want to work on our own pet projects. We have best intentions, but we get caught up with commercial deadlines from other customer (paying customers) and these take precedent.

And what happens is “another year goes by” and we don’t realise that its another year where we haven’t achieved or even worked on our dreams. Its4aCause is a project that I have now been working on for 18 months. I have gone little further than the initial planning.

So 2010 is the year!!! Time to make a change (sounds like a Michael Jackson song), but I have decided to make sure I prioritise my own projects in the same vein as paid projects – no exceptions!

I have decided that I am going to dedicate one day a week to my project. It may be broken out over several nights/days, but I want to at least dedicate a good 8-12 hours (at least) to my project. You may think that is not enough, and it probably isn’t, but the main thing that I want to ensure is that there is momentum. Bottom line is that 8 hours a week is 416 hours in the year, or equivalent to 10 full working weeks!!!! I didn’t do anything near that last year.

The key here is momentum, losing it means that a week goes by, a month goes by and finally the year goes by and nothing has been achieved. Like a freight train with a full load, it goes slow, but it eventually gets there!

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