Don’t compare your chapter 1 to someone else’s chapter 20

Something amazing has happened.

Something I was sure would never happen for me. I thought I just wasn’t someone who could do it.

I’m doing my bookkeeping weekly.

And it generally takes me 15-minutes TOPS.

This is HUGE for me because three years ago at this time I had about eight months of bookkeeping to catch up on and I was dreading it.

Two years I was dreading my books only slightly less. I hadn’t updated them in about four months. It was still painful and took a lot of time.

Last year I was only a couple months behind.

This year I’m not behind!

Getting from where I was three years ago (or even last year) to now wasn’t a quick fix.

It was literally three years in the making.

The turning point was deciding it was time to ditch the budgeting software I used for my personal accounts because it was NOT a useful way to manage my business books AT ALL

But it wasn’t just finding a new program that solved the problem.

I had a lot of time put into the thought/belief that bookkeeping took A LOT of time and was painful.

It took three years, several different attempts at creating systems around doing my bookkeeping, and a lot of trying it again and tweaking.

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Some things that feel super hard to us are things that we watch other people do with ease and it can feel impossible to get there.

But we don’t know the time and effort that went into that ease.

The great (and sometimes frustrating) thing is that we’re never done.

Getting to a place where my bookkeeping takes me under 15 minutes a week was a long process.

I even tried to do what I’m doing now last year, but it just didn’t work for me then. There were some steps in between that had to happen before it would work for me.

So, don’t give up.

It’s like the quote says “Don’t compare your chapter 1 to someone else’s chapter 20.”

What’s your thing that seems daunting and impossible? Comment below.

One thought on “Don’t compare your chapter 1 to someone else’s chapter 20

  1. I love this piece of wisdom from you:
    ‘Some things that feel super hard to us are things that we watch other people do with ease and it can feel impossible to get there.

    But we don’t know the time and effort that went into that ease.’

    This is so true! I think of that catch phrase of the Beat poets: ‘Comparisons are odious’!
    Thank you for putting things in perspective; it’s so helpful.

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