In doubt about your ability to accomplish something? You need to follow a process.
I wrote about this before in: Grit In Your Job Search, And Everything Else.
The long and short of it is that concrete daily systems work much better than abstract long term goals.
Starting a novel can seem daunting. But most people can write 500 words per day.
Start small – and just keep going!
I don’t think it’s an accident that many books have 10 chapters with an intro and conclusion.
In the chaos of sport, as in life,
provides us process a way. It says: Okay, you’ve got to do something very difficult. Don’t focus on that. Insteadbreak it down into pieces. Simply do what you need to do right now. And do it well. And then move on to the next thing. Follow the process and not the prize.
-Ryan Holiday, The Obstacle Is The Way