When it goes wrong, it can be crushing. When it goes right, it can be bigger than our wildest dreams.
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Perhaps we'd do better if we used a different unit of measure in the beginning. If you're an athlete, for example, your performance can be measured: speed, weight, points scored. There's no reason to use a similar measure. Just like a workout regimen your coach or trainer would give you, you can set up your own schedule. Are you going to write 500 words per day? Great! Did you hit your daily word count every day this past week? Celebrate!
After everything is said and done, step back, then see if it was any good or not, but don't beat yourself up when you don't have to.
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