This has been a phrase stuck in my head for the past month. It's a reminder to myself that it doesn't matter what I'm doing, as long as I'm trying, only good things can come from it.
And it's been proven to be true.
I went a little under the radar during January, but wow, did I get a lot accomplished. I managed to finished coding Outglobing and added two new cities, Larnaca and Kuala Lumpur. I also got some things in order for my freelance graphic design business which led to more clients the past few weeks.
In addition to working with more clients, I also started working on some ways I can potentially earn passive income with designing. I haven't made a dime from it yet, still not finished, but I'm happy with the way it's all going.
Something I started doing different in January was keeping a personal task tracker of my own. Not something that's open to the public like Makerlog (although, I do use that also). This has helped me because I'm not ashamed of my tasks, they're never too small to count. Whereas with Makerlog, I try to only log significant tasks that clearly make a difference. And of course, tasks related to 'making'.
With my own spreadsheet, I can log everything. Did I do yoga today? Did I work on an illustration for my own joy? Did I actually work? Or did I work on my own projects? Doesn't matter the topic, I did something.
It's been a weird past couple months, but I'm beginning to feel like myself again. Happy, productive, and excited.
I think it all comes down to one switch during my days... effort.