Almost Doesn't Count
I think we use the word "almost" as an unfortunate crutch, something that makes us feel better while distancing us from the reality of the work yet to be done.
This week, try to cut "almost" from your vocabulary.
"I'm almost there!" means you're still not where you're supposed to be.
"This is almost healthy," means it's not healthy. Eat something else.
"I can almost afford it," still means it costs too much.
"I almost got the job," means you need to keep applying and interviewing.
Almost alive means dead, almost together means broken up, and almost funded means you still need to keep asking for money.
Don't waste time with almost. Just keep moving.