One of the many problems I’ve experienced with this new business is that I struggle with having good days because I have no metric for what a good day would be.
Then it occurred to me that I can define my own good day however I want.
I mean, this option was always available to me, but I tended not to notice since other people’s good day parameters were so readily available.
So I decided that I have three main goals that are really important to me, and those will be my good day rules. As long as I’ve done these three things, the day is good and I can go to sleep accomplished. They are:
In the long run, I’m going to need my bills paid and there are a few other things I’d like to get through on a regular basis. But in an attempt to increase the signal to noise ratio, I picked the most important three.
Hard work is on the top of the list because it’s the most rewarding to me emotionally. Eating well is most rewarding physically, and being nice is both the first thing I forget, and the most important to remember.
I’m not sure if this will work. Maybe I’m trying to force a solution to natural growing pains, or I’m taking my eye off the ball because the pressure is too intense. But I’ve been a little miserable trying to get everything done at once and not feeling like ten X was worth any more than one Y, or even if it should be.