Seth Godin reflects:
Art is hard. Selling is hard. Writing is hard. Making a difference is hard.When you’re doing hard work, getting rejected, failing, working it out–this is a dumb time to make a situational decision about whether it’s time for a nap or a day off or a coffee break.Zig taught me this twenty years ago. Make your schedule before you start. Don’t allow setbacks or blocks or anxiety to push you to say, “hey, maybe I should check my email for a while, or you know, I could use a nap.” If you do that, the lizard brain is quickly trained to use that escape hatch again and again.Isaac Asimov wrote and published 400 ! books using this technique.The first five years of my solo business, when the struggle seemed neverending, I never missed a day, never took a nap. I also committed to ending the day at a certain time and not working on the weekends. It cuts both ways.