I’ve spent a lot of time swimming against the current. Pushing through how my mind and body feel in a given day in order to get stuff done.
I still do, but not as much as I used to. I’ve found I have better net outcomes if I ride the waves a bit more. Let a slow day be slow. Let’s a hyped day be hyped. Ride the ups to the max and accept the downs.
Momentum is everything. You can work to create it, but mostly you’ve gotta be sure to ride it when it comes. If you’re too tired out from paddling against the waves, you’ll have nothing left when a good one comes by to ride.