Most of us have a long to-do list, and we also have long-term goals for a career. Even if you get busy, don't let a day go by without working on the latter.
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TheSelfEmployed offers a simple way to keep the big picture in mind:
Even if you don't get to all of your other work each day, if you've moved one step closer to your big goal, you've made progress. Doing something towards your goal every single day will help build momentum so that eventually it becomes not only an ingrained habit, but a force that can't be slowed down. Think about the popular saying when it comes to this tip, "A year from now you'll have wished you started today." Baby steps are all it takes to get you going in the right direction.
This tip isn't that different from the "don't break the chain" productivity method, but here it's applied it to creating a habit for a long-term goal. If your goal is to get more clients, make at least one sales call a day. If you want to get a new job, send out one resume. You get the idea.
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