Smaller wins

We’re all looking for the big pay off in our creative endeavors. We work hard, we create, we solve problems. We define, refine and iterate. We pour our heart and soul into the work. After all is said and done - we want the result. We want success. We want recognition. We want things to pay off. Quickly.

The reality can be different, however. You might be dealing with situations and results that don’t go your way. There might be a problem in front of you that you never encountered before. It might be a difficult problem to solve. You might be out of money, or in a position to make a difficult call. Your plan might be off the rials in the blink of an eye and that pay off will seem ever further away. 

One thing to remember - whatever you’re doing, whatever progress you’re making, however small, is a cause for celebration. Smaller wins allow give you the courage to move forward. It’s worth recognizing them. It’s worth celebrating them. A project is a collection of smaller wins - the end result is just that, the result of the smaller wins. Focusing on the journey sometimes can make the whole process more engaging. Smaller wins can lead to the big win.

Dmitry N. Rusakov

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This series of content is a small experiment. I pledged to create a piece of content on my site for the next 365 days. You can read the opening post here. The posts aren’t limited to thoughts or ideas, they’re really just a way for me to create original content. If you got any feedback/questions, please reach out. Thanks for looking.