There are many ways to call MIT.
My mountain to climb.
The thing is, you’ve got to know what MIT is for you at the moment. Unless there is an emergency or a fire-fighting situation, you move the needle towards your MIT every day. There is no excuse or an alternative.
How to find your MIT?
Imagine you’re 80 years old.
What is the thing you wish you had pursued, not given up, that doesn’t let you rest easy?
Probably there is one thing that shines and a handful of things that push through to you amidst your desperate times to get the basic things done, for your survival, and the need to depart with dignity.
How long does it take to finish the MIT?
As long as it needs to be done.
Move forward every day.
Find new doors to open when all others shut down.
Keep it alive.
What do you do every day?
Break the MIT into half, and then into half, and so on until you’ve tiny, clear bits of the MIT that you must complete going forth.
Do it first thing in the morning. Before everything else.
If you have to write a 300-page book, think about how many pages you can write each morning.
Half? One? Three?
At one page a day, you will complete the shitty first draft in about a year.
You’ll need another 3-6 months to edit, revise, rewrite, market, and publish the book.
At three pages a day, it will take about 8-10 months.
What if you get bored, demotivated, or gosh, face the deadly writers’ block?
It will be boring after the first few hours or less.
If you want to have fun, forget about your MIT. Go to Vegas.
If you want to finish what you started, show up at the desk.
Get it done.
Read other books, listen to music, or research to get new insights about your MIT.
That’s after you finish the day’s tasks.
Keep chasing it!