You will never get everything done

And that's ok

Joel Clermont
Joel Clermont

It's Friday. For most of us, that's the end of the work week. Think back to Monday and how optimistic you were about everything you were going to get done this week. Did you get it all done? My guess is you probably didn't. I didn't either.

This tip isn't going to be some amazing productivity hack to help you get it all done next week. Instead, I propose a mindset shift. Instead of looking back at the week and feeling bad about what you didn't get done, make sure to spend some time reflecting on the things you did accomplish. Are you particular proud of the quality of something you shipped? Awesome!

The reality is there will always be more things we want to get done, or even that others expect us to get done, than we can actually accomplish in the week. So instead of always feeling bad or thinking you just need to grind even harder, accept time for what it is: finite.

At the same time, it is useful to prioritize the truly important tasks and remain alert to things that are wasting your time, but don't get obsessed with it. An overall negative mindset is counterproductive and saps the joy from your work.

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P.S. Is there something you built this week that you're particularly proud of? Hit reply and let me know!

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