Why does it feel good to start a new book, a new project, a new job or a new responsibility?
Beginning is exhilarating. It can be intoxicating. For me, it’s the most exciting phase of any project. But it can be addictive. That addiction can be a negative when constantly starting something new means that you don’t complete what you’ve started. That’s easily one of my flaws. l love starting new projects, is the grind to complete that I struggle with.Each year I make a new set of silent commitments to myself, some of which I follow through, some not. After 45 years, you’d think I would have realised that the addiction to new things is not really the most way to be productive.
Another way to look at it (given that I’m also a slave to optimism) is that the addiction to new is drawn from a mixture of hope, aspiration and the adventure or heading to the unknown. Can I really give that up?
And with that, my first post for the 2015 Deadly Bloggers Challenge is complete. Will I finish it? Hmm. Let’s see shall we.