Treat your work like it’s exercise

When you’re working out, jogging, doing yoga or any other form of body routine, a part of the objective might be knowing that you lifted something eight times, travelled a certain distance, or achieved a certain level of balance, but it’s not your final goal.

You’re exercising to improve your body and mental state. You’re exercising to feel good about yourself. You’re exercising to improve yourself.

This is how you should view your work.

If you just view your work as a process of production, it’s like you are running around the park just to count the number of steps you take — it becomes irrelevant.

The deeper value of your work is the experience you gain. With every project, every task, every conversation, and every decision, you are exercising your abilities. The more you train, the better you become.