This is straight from Seth Godin's blog today:
This is deceptive.
You don't rock all the time. No one does. No one is a rock star, superstar, world-changing artist all the time. In fact, it's a self-defeating goal. You can't do it.
No, but you might rock five minutes a day.
Five minutes to write a blog post that changes everything, or five minutes to deliver an act of generosity that changes someone. Five minutes to invent a great new feature, or five minutes to teach a groundbreaking skill in a way that no one ever thought of before. Five minutes to tell the truth (or hear the truth).
Five minutes a day you might do exceptional work, remarkable work, work that matters..."
[note to self: five minutes a day seems so do-able, doesn't it? and then there are the days we're able to accomplish even more than five minutes of being a rock star; it all adds up. every little five minutes of effecting change seems like a good thing right now]
Long Tall Sally from Beatles Bible