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Jan 11, 2019 06:47:52

Daily Fix

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Don The Idea Guy

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Develop an addiction to DONE.

Know any smokers?
I don't mean the people who have an occasional cigar at a tailgate party or the social-drinker-patio-smoker who only smokes when they drink and do it so infrequently they have to bum a cigarette from someone else.

I'm talking hard-core legacy smoker who can't be dissuaded to quit no matter how big the warning label is or how high the tax is on each pack.

I've worked with several who fit the description of the latter during my career, and when they need a cigarette you don't get between them and the door.

They physically, mentally, and chemically need a cigarette. The habit is so ingrained in their mind and body that they can't go beyond a certain number of hours (or minutes!) without lighting up.

Don't get me wrong, there is nothing redeeming about the act of smoking. It's not good for you, it's not good for the humans who exist around you, and it's not good for the environment. The only people smoking appears to be good for are the tobacco companies.

But logic doesn't enter the equation.
Unless you've had a deep addiction to something, you just can't understand what would drive a person to so crave something that is so bad for them.

What if you could foster a positive addiction to something that improved your life?

Could you develop as strong of a craving to Ship your work? 
A compelling addiction to complete projects and launch them into the world?

An addiction to getting things done could actually improve your life. And if your projects are as good as you hope, an addiction like this might even improve the world.

Wake up tomorrow, look at your to-do list, and figure out how you're going to get your daily fix.


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    @dontheideaguy Yes, it is possible to get addicted to competionism. But the key point here, as with any addiction, is the reward. Whatever you want to get addicted to, you need to make sure there is a reward. For completing tasks it can be simple appreciation of work well done. But you need to remember to take that moment and enjoy it.

    Janne Koponen avatar Janne Koponen | Jan 11, 2019 06:54:26
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