I know it’s been nearly a month since I came back from vacation…I just don’t want to believe it. Damn.
I’ve come to realize that I’m a really good starter. I get inspired, hyped up, push others forward along with me and light the match for that fire, so clear in my imagination. That kind of thing.
But I totally suck at following through and finishing, many a time. I know I’m not alone in procrastinating. It can feel like such a huge struggle, a seemingly painful process of agony to get to the finish line. Ugh. Maybe it’s just laziness.
You can see here snippets of the piles and messes around my room. Maybe failure is inevitable, given the time I have versus the number of things I tend to start up. I want it all…and I want it now…cue the Queen song!
Seriously though, people say that if the motivation is gone…perhaps you are meant to quit. But what if you don’t want to quit…it’s just a rocky road to the finish line, that’s all. Hmm. Should I let myself quit or keep on at it? Seth Godin says it in his book, The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) (Please note this link is via my Amazon affiliate link). However, knowing something…doesn’t mean you can immediate put it to action. Or can it really be that simple? If I could somehow teach myself to let go…
Looking back at my many little sparks of projects, I’ve decided to follow-through on some of them at least. When I revisit some ideas, I totally want to do them. I still think it’s a cool idea. And usually, when I finish something…there’s huge satisfaction. Just…haven’t gotten to them yet. Hmm… Let me know if you ever figure this thing out…I would love to know how.