Entry 151: Habitual
In time and in fortunate experiences, a habit is formed, ideally a good one. It is something that becomes second-nature; a part of oneself. As a person, I have as much lofty goals and ambitions as anyone else, but the practicality of it remains to be seen.
That's what I need. Motivation seems to be an important factor, as well, but the actual implementation of the habit is the first and most important step. As an example, I'll need to find a piece of paper that I was logging my progress on...
Here it is:
This is my shot list for my animated film, which currently has a little over 400 different shots. I've done 60 shots in Adobe After Effects, but this was some time ago. After I fell out of habit with this, I haven't gotten around to returning, mostly due to the time-consuming nature of the beast, i.e. I always try to polish each scene as I'm working on them, rather than waiting until I finish everything.
My original plan was to complete at least ONE shot per day, which would take over a year, but my hope was that habit would allow me to do more than one a day, since some shots are almost copy/paste. By that rate, I should have been done with a rough draft by now.
Well, I have no excuse now. I might say something like, "I'll wait after my first month of budgeting," or some nonsense like that, but today is day one. Again.
Time to form a habit.