High-Hanging Fruit

Liz Sumner Motivation Leave a Comment

I’ve been telling you about my steady flow of accomplishments since we went into lockdown. Somehow these strange new circumstances were allowing me a kind of permission and energy to get things done that I found remarkable. I was cruising along, feeling pleased with myself, when all of a sudden it stopped. I didn’t want to do anything any more. …

Judge your progress, not yourself

Judge your progress, not yourself

Liz Sumner Commitment, Fear, Forgiveness, Motivation, Progress Leave a Comment

Yesterday I was down in the dumps and angry at myself for my lack of progress. I could have been still coasting from another well-received musical event over the weekend, but instead I felt miserable and just kept wallowing in shame because I wasn’t where I thought I should be. My number one goal this year, according to my journal, …

How To Get Going Again

Liz Sumner Motivation, Productivity, Resistance Leave a Comment

I’ve been talking recently about vicious self-talk and beating yourself up over not getting further on your goals. It doesn’t help when every time you think about your project you get caught in a loop of regret and castigation. I don’t know about you, but guilt does not motivate me. Instead it just makes me dig in deeper and want to …