Since starting my indie hacker journey, I've struggled with setting obtainable goals. It's been a source of great anxiety and strife. In the past year I doubled down on planning and road mapping, thinking I needed more structure like I had in my 9-5 job to be productive. Little improved. But about a month ago, I threw most of it out the window and took the "we'll get there when we get there" approach.
To my surprise, I have been SO much more productive! I still have a strong sense of where I'm going and what I'm going to work on, but instead of laying it out in a document and saying I will have X done by THIS date, I follow my intuition. When I finish a task I think "Okay, what would I like to work on next?" as opposed to "What's next on the list?". This has brought a lot of joy back into my work and I feel more motivated than ever. Last night I pushed out my latest sprint for Fantasy Congress, unknowingly meeting the deadline I had originally set for it.