Look for snowballs

The most terrifying part of any worthwhile undertaking comes right before step one.

Once you’re moving, momentum and positive feedback loops and sheer determination help you along. It won’t be easy no matter the circumstances though, and there will be times where the momentum fades and your enthusiasm wanes.

It’s your job, then, to look for projects and opportunities that will propel you along once you’re moving by the sheer excitement of the idea or value of the project. Things that excite you at the very thought of them.

We can count on the burst of energy at the beginning of the race (adrenaline) and at the end (our friends cheering near the finish line), it’s the middle ground that becomes the most troublesome foe during the act.

So look for snowballs and get moving.

Willie Jackson is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant & Facilitator with ReadySet, a boutique consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of workplace equity, global diversity, and inclusive leadership. Connect on LinkedIn or get in touch.

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