By Andrew Leigh
Seeing a project through to the end is a brilliant way to give ourselves a feeling of true achievement and satisfaction. No matter what the task, recognising that it’s finally complete helps us feel good about ourselves.
What a shame then that so many of us fall short of the finishing line so often. And what a shame too that whatever it is we haven’t quite completed drags down the way we feel about ourselves. The trouble is that those unfinished projects just don’t go away – they sit there feeling sorry for themselves, and the longer we try to ignore them the harder it is to do something about them.
We even lose our willingness to start something new because, we tell ourselves, what’s the point when it probably won’t get finished anyhow?
Good News and great news
The good news is that getting restarted can be as rewarding and as exciting as when you first began. And the great news is that because of all the hard work you’ve already put in, you’re now much closer to the finishing line.
In fact, if you think about it positively (and you always should) taking a break is a bit of a masterstroke.