Am I doing enough?
In today's society, it is the new norm to be doing 100 things at once because you have to be in your boss/grinding era. But, with that being said, how do you know if you are doing enough?
Personally, although this is VERY hypocritical of me to say, if you're asking that question, you are most likely doing more than enough. Think about it; if you weren't working hard and carrying out your projects and tasks, you wouldn't be worried about if you were doing enough. People who do nothing are never worried about if what they are doing is enough. Simply asking that question shows that you are on the right track. It's that simple.
End of blog?
No. Not quite.
But, it's never actually that simple because we can be working for 24 hours a day and feel like we never did enough. It has been ingrained in our heads that we need to do something every second of the day and be a part of everything happening around us because that's what we see others doing. What's worse, if what we are doing is not recognized by others or if there are no clear results that can be seen, it seems like we are doing absolutely nothing because there is nothing to be shown for our hard work, which is beyond frustrating.
Let's take me, for instance. I wrote a memoir, launching in December, talking about all my childhood trauma and letting go of the past. I started my dream clothing brand, and for both companies, I have to do social media marketing, write a blog, and do the behind-the-scenes work (such as paperwork and manufacturers). On top of that, I am a full-time college student, work part-time, and try to make time for everyone in my life, so no one feels left out. (To emphasize, this is not a complaint.) But on a daily basis, I complain to my friends, and I find myself asking, "am I doing enough?"
What an absurd question, but to me, it's validated.
It's not really, but I find a way to validate it to myself. Regardless of how much I am actually working and doing, no one sees it because I am just starting. In translation, I have little traction and progress to show for my hard work because I am just beginning to put it out there. But as mentioned in my first blog, "How did Drew Barrymore do it?" progress takes time, regardless of what we're working on. Besides, this is not kindergarten, where we are applauded for every little thing we do. This is the real world. You have to applaud and congratulate yourself, especially when no one else is watching or telling you that you are doing a great job.
I know I am doing more than enough, even if I want to be farther from where I am right now. We all do. But baby steps. We all know that, and there is no reason for me to be writing a blog on this. But this is the reminder I need daily, and you might too.
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