We all know that while we’re asleep someone in a home garage is working 10x faster to progress on the same idea as you. We also know that an idea is worth nothing. How do we balance the sense of urgency with looking after ourselves?
My experience so far was at the two ends of the spectrum – either being fully committed to my personal projects or acting as if I’m 10 during my summer holiday – which means not getting anything done. I was taught recently about the impact of small victories. We need to remind ourselves that it’s not just alright to get tiny bits done, but that these are small successes worth celebrating. Celebrating the process rather than that one moment when we put a product on the market or we launch our idea is providing fuel to work continuously and to grow continuously. So it’s fine fine to sleep, as long as you remember where you left things first thing in the morning.