This week saw the day 100 mark pass and with that there’s been quite a bit of reflection. Reflection on how happy I am that I started doing this, how quickly times goes and how I would feel if someone else beat us to one of our ideas and launched before we did.
Last Monday I came back from a working session over in the cafe and continued working at home for a while before it was dinner time. As I sat working D came over, looked at my sketches and said “You really love what you do, don’t you?”.
There are a number or reasons why I can’t and don’t want to be spending ages on getting something to market, one of the primary ones being opportunity costs.
Deciding whether to go for it or not can both be scary and tricky. You have the idea, you can see how it could work but should you go for it? Do you actually really want to? A simple way to learn where you stand is to take the ‘Would you kick yourself or not
Today is day 100 of this year. That means it’s 100 days since I started writing these posts and officially committed to go for it. That means that I’ve written 100 posts about this journey. One hundred. That’s actually quite a bit.
Last week I wrote about getting my priorities straight and having the long weekend to catch up on them has been a great reminder of what a difference some time off, getting a good night’s sleep and fitting exercise into your daily routine makes.
The biggest risk of working on something on the side is letting other things take precedence, to lose your focus and for things to slow down so much that eventually no real progress is made, all motivation is gone and the project is abandoned. That’s why keeping the momentum going is so important.