In the gap between starting a project and reaching the point where it’s clearly working, there is a lot of uncertainty. It’s easy to fall into the void. Will I ever get out of here. Will this work or am I wasting my time.
Two thoughts on this:
- Lean on processes. For example, commit to do the same amount of work everyday. You’re doing the work because that’s the process, not as a feedback loop for success.
- Make sure there isn’t a narrative void. I’ve been studying two separate topics, personalities/psychology and story-telling. The more I learn about both, the more I’m convinced that the human mind is a story-telling machine. Write a story about what you’re doing. Read it when you are in doubt.