It took me a long time, but I finally published some of the posts I had planned for my Codable series. I haven’t published everything I have planned, but the first four posts are out there and I’m planning to publish a fifth post today. For a full overview of all of my content on Codable, you can take a look at the Codable category page on my website. I’m excited about this series, and I’m looking forward to publishing more posts in the near future!
Finishing and publishing these first four posts really gave me a much needed boost. It feels really good to complete something and share it with the world. It’s funny how some achievement can really spark a whole new fire of motivation to work on other things as well. After publishing my Codable series I made same amazing progress on next week’s Swift Heroes talk and I’m close to wrapping up the design of my slides. (I’ll probably be tweaking until the last possible second but they’re in a really good spot right now)
Overall, I think it’s good to celebrate little milestones and push yourself a little to reach them every once in a while. Of course, you don’t want to be pushing yourself all the time and sometimes you might need to adjust your milestones a little to make them easier to reach. That doesn’t mean you should drop your original goal, it just means that you introduce an extra stepping stone for yourself to make it easier to reach your goal.
My initial goal was to write and publish eight posts on Codable all at once and I was struggling to find the time, motivation, and energy to work on them. By deciding that I’d publish the four posts I had almost done first, and then add the other posts later, I was able to get something done and reach a milestone. And now I’m super excited to work on the remaining posts and publish them as I see fit.
If you’re struggling to get something done, finished, or shipped, see if you can split your task or goal up into smaller tasks or milestones. It’ll feel good to cross them of your list and maybe it sparks a new motivational fire like it did for me!