We overestimate what we can do in a month and underestimate what we can do in a year.
A month is a short time. In the average month, there are only 21 working days. Too often we overestimate what can really be achieved, meaningfully, in a month. You will struggle to lose 5kgs, train for an event, learn a new skill, grow your hair, conceptualise and create a meaningful campaign or write a book, in just one month. But while 12 months is also a short time that flies by, we underestimate what we can do in a year. In a year, you can build a house, start a company, write 2 books, lose 15kg, train for Ironman, learn to play the guitar -or win 10 Cannes Lions.
The trick is to set goals and keep moving towards what you want to achieve. Keep marking yourself today against yesterday and make sure that you’re growing, moving, creating, learning and producing. Make sure you come back to your goals each week and back yourself to achieve what you want to in a year.