Have you ever noticed that when you’re on fire, you’re on fire? It seems like you can do anything you put your mind to. You’re highly productive, happy, and seem to achieve everything. Why doesn’t this feeling last?
It’s easy to imagine that more successful people always feel good about their work. It’s easy to imagine that they are always on fire— that it’s always easy for them because they get so much done. But that’s not how it works.
They deal with feeling down about their work just like you do. They have very frustrating days just like you do. There are days where they don’t feel like doing anything at all just like you.
So, why are they able to accomplish more? It might be that you’re a bit of a perfectionist. That might be surprising to you if you procrastinate, but many people who are perfectionists do. It’s because you want it to feel “right” and “perfect” whenever you’re working. You think you’re doing it wrong if it doesn’t feel like that.
The trick is that you have to push forward anyway. There are always going to be tasks that are less fun than others. You have to break them down to make them more manageable and power through them anyway. Develop this mindset and you’ll be able to get a lot more done.