mindfulness, the goal is to return to the present moment, to take note of distractions and bring yourself back, over and over. It is a very simple concept, but very hard to do.
Similarly, over a period of days, weeks, months, if you are committed to your Big Thing, you bring yourself back to it. It’s hard to do, and you do it imperfectly, but you do it. The Big Thing is an accumulation of the moments where you brought yourself back to the thing you decided to create because it was meaningful to you. And because I always did bring myself back to those moments, I finally got mine done.