In the midst of the stress and chaos of making the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Sir Peter Jackson often said to the people around him,

“One job at a time, every job a success.”

He knew that it was easy to get distracted and intimidated by the sheer volume of work that had to be done, so he encouraged his team to focus on the task in front of them and to deliver it with excellence.

And then move on to the next task.

And the next.

And the next.

Don’t get bogged down by everything that you need to do.

Don’t procrastinate, wondering where to start.

And please don’t compromise your standards in the quest to tick things off your list.

“One job at a time, every job a success.”

Make that your mantra during those busy, stressful periods.

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