Sometimes you just have to deliver something. When you’re trying to move the needle on a project, any progress is good, even if it falls far short of the ideal.
If you make a commitment to do 50 sit-ups every day, there will sometimes be days where things just get away from you and you don’t make it. But on those days, doing 10 situps, or five, or even just one is so much better than doing none.
The threshold from 0 of anything to 1 of that thing is way more intense than the distance between 1 and 100. If you do 1 sit-up today, tomorrow you’ll do 2 or 10 or 50. But if you do zero today, you’ll do zero tomorrow.
It’s okay to do a little instead of a lot some days. But don’t do zero. Deliver something, even if just to yourself.