We tend to overestimate what we can do in the short term
and underestimate what we can do in the long term.
- Tim Hurson, from his book Think Better, an innovative guide to productive thinking.
I always think I will get more done in a day or week than I actually do. It can be discouraging when you think that you aren’t getting much done because you thought you could accomplish so much more.
And yet, if you stick with something and keep taking the small steps forward, they add up.
When I stay in the habit of tracking my little accomplishments, I find I really am getting more done than I think.
It helps to see your progress to keep you motivated and give you incentive to keep going.
Do you agree?