Just Finish It
- Many ideas never get completed
- Is it because I want it perfect?
- Is it because I might find out that it's really not a good idea afterall?
I wish I would just finish all of the little projects that I get started. I get totally obsessed with something or an idea, spend countless hours researching it, working on it and getting about 95% complete and then for some reason I lose interest and it gets put on the back burner.
Usually there is some minor obstacle or unknown that gets in the way. I figure that I'll think about it and figure it out tomorrow. Then tomorrow becomes next week and then next month. Before you know it I forget about it and it never gets completed.
All of the great things that could have been but sit there waiting for me to complete them. It drives Lori crazy.
I don't know why I stop short on a lot of things. Is it laziness? Boredom? Maybe I enjoy the process more than the final result. I want to get it perfect. I want it done the right way, I rationlize to myself.
For example. I've been working on writing a book on real estate for the past two years. I keep getting close to being done but then I reread it and keep changing and adding to it. I guess I'm afraid of someone finding some mistakes or disagreeing with what I write.
Maybe I'm afraid of finding out that it's not going to be as successful as I imagine. My bubble might burst and all of my imaginary success will suddenly disappear.
So no more excuses and delays on things. The sooner I complete something the sooner I get move on to bigger and better things.
Having a long histrory of uncompleted projects slowly gets your spouse to lose confidence in you. So I think it's important to finish what you start to at least gain a little credibility. You also don't get stuck with the feeling of what could have been if I had only pushed on a little longer and completed the project.