“I’d say that few things in life are as satisfying, fulfilling and yes, joyful, as the sense of accomplishment you feel when getting things done.” — @gapingvoid
@gapingvoid is cartoonist and author Hugh MacLeod. gapingvoid — the business — is interested in start-up culture, because changing business for the better is what they’re all about.
Naturally, I (promptly) purchased the >>> (limited edition) print. <<<
The feeling of accomplishment comes with having achieved a goal, something you’ve decided that you’d like to do, be or have.
When you decide that you want a goal and you don’t know how to move toward achieving it, it can make you feel guilty and anxious. And if you just visualize the goal already completed, research shows that visualizing a goal as complete – without doing anything else – actually is demotivating!
In the next CMxPR Letter (Aug. 8) I will outline a strategy I recently learned called mental contrasting. You can use this strategy not only to qualify your goals to but also to generate the motivation needed to do what you need to do to achieve them.
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By the way, the only thing I love more than getting things done is helping others get things done. In my business, I get to do both. They say that if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life. Huzzah!