I tend to hang out in the community of WIP, a community of makers. There are a lot of cool people who share unbelievably motivating and inspiring projects.
This community is what I needed back when I was just starting out, and right now, it keeps me going due to the sheer pressure of not performing each and every day.
Today is the day that I get 200 days of consecutive entries, and it feels like only yesterday I started my journey.
My own Evolution of WIP usage
I have known about WIP over the years, and I think I read about it back in 2018 from Pieter Levels Twitter. Back then, I had no idea what it was or how to use it, but even still I decided to give it a try and in the end managed to last for something close to 18 days.
As a community of makers and as any community, it attracts like-minded people who reinforce each other. Back then, I still didn’t have a project, nor did I really know how to code properly, which limited the amount of value that I can add and gain from it.
Since 2018 a lot of time has passed, and I have created my own blog and learned how to code now in 3 different languages. Suddenly, the WIP community became an integral part of my workflow as well as the way to get ideas and the latest trends.
When you combine 1000 people who are trying to reach the same goal, some magic happens that improves each and everyone's results and output. That is why the results of people that join WIP are amazingly higher than what the average person that is not a part of the community would have.
It has been harder and harder to get myself to work on specific things that give me no immediate result; one of those things is actually building a startup.
Maybe my approach is altogether wrong, but maybe it is just the way it is, and the reason why it is so hard to make it on this scape because most people quit before even finishing.
Being a part of WIP and seeing so many people achieve super results and constantly ship no matter what is happening in the world has probably been the most significant thing for my motivation.
Even at times when I want to change things up and maybe abandon the projects, the number of tasks that get completed on a daily basis for me to feel and act completely different.
Being part of WIP has had a huge impact on me and my world values, I hope that you, the reader, can also find some ways for you to get a great community that will elevate you to the next level.