No-one will be fully present, in flow, or productive for the entirety of a day.
No matter how hard we try there will be moments of struggle, distraction, tiredness, and frustration.
Think about your day today. Was there a moment where you picked up your phone mindlessly or checked your email in a meeting?
Then at some point, if you’re anything like me, a bunch of things might have happened in a flurry.
You write the email you were putting off all day, call the friend you had been meaning to get in touch with, write a proposal for a prospective new client, book a dinner with your partner, write a chapter of a book, ship a blog and pay 7 bills, all in the space of 28 minutes.
Having done all that, you wonder how it’s possible to get so much done in such a short amount of time.
It happens to me almost every day, and I am still surprised by it.
Knowing this, it’s worth cutting ourselves, and those around us, some slack. Progress rarely looks the way you thought it might.