Is Starting Something You Might Not Finish Really Such a Bad Thing?


Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions Blog that asks the question: Is Starting Something You Might Not Finish Really Such a Bad Thing?

Meg Dowell Writes

It happened again.

You started a new writing project, SO SURE that “this” was The One. The one you’d finish. The one you’d grow to love and cherish. Maybe even the one you’d try to get published.

But then it hit you: a new idea. Something better. Brighter. Bigger. And you made the choice to abandon the project you thought was The One for This One instead.

Why do you keep doing that?

Maybe that’s not the right question. Maybe the question you should be asking yourself instead is: Is it really such a bad thing?

Many of us start things and don’t finish them. Jump from thing to thing, looking for something that will captivate, motivate, and inspire us.

I don’t think this is a sign of anything too terrible in most people. Sure, you might have issues related to attention — I suppose there are plenty of reasons…

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