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Four rules to maintain the motivation high working to your projects

Resting is the most long-lived side-project of mine.
I have been working on it since December 2017.

It's not easy to maintain the focus on the same project for such a long time: so many mermaids try to attract your attention in new wonderful projects 🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️.

I think the main obstacle is to keep the motivation on the project.

These are four advises to maintain the motivation high.

Schedule a daily window

Schedule a moment to work to your project every day. I don't think it's important to invest a big amount of time, but to preserve this moment ongoing.

I believe that even 15/30 minutes per day are enough and the results will be visible after some time.

Discuss with a friend

It's important to have someone to speak with. It helps you to understand the evolution of the project.

If you haven't the lucky to speak to someone, think about enter in a focused online community like:

Spread your project

Take the courage of speaking publicly about your project. You have to move the project from your head to the real world.

Public speaking about it makes your project real and creates good expectations about it.

Take a short development iteration

Take a short development cycle of your project. This permits you to perceive the real progress of your project and to be more flexible about the future.
Your enthusiasm increases perceiving the effective progress of your project.

Don't be a perfectionist: it's better to release an idea of the feature and improve it in the next iterations.

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