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Sketchy Ideas 37 — restarting is hard to do 😮💨
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(Belated) Happy New Year,
Yes, I know I’m late and that’s the topic of this week’s visual.
You see the closure of Revue (which I previously used to host this newsletter) affected me more than I thought.
I debated where to move to
EVERY writing UI felt worse
so I lacked motivation and put off restarting
I could explain each part like how every other email platform has a trade-off, or how I’m finally just writing this in a note app and will paste it into
convertkit substack later, but I’m really interested in the last point.
You see getting started often has a tone of resistance.
There’s so much unknown and we don’t have the motive to “keep the streak going” (although that can be a poisoned chalice too). But my experience has shown that whenever I do start (or restart) even with a small action, the resistance quickly fades.
Action is a keyword there. It can’t be more ruminating or planning, it’s got to be action.
I told my friend Chad about my struggles and he suggested making this newsletter about it (and starting with just this point so it was easier to get started).
This week’s creative assignment
If you’ve been delaying starting or restarting something, what’s the smallest action you can take this week?
Feel free to reply and let me know what it is and I’ll check in on you this week.
See you next week,