It’s much easier to start a new project than to finish an old one.
Our open tasks can accrue over time, piling up until they become intimidating to address. Such unfinished business can become a mental roadblock. Tackling unfinished work may feel overwhelming at first, but if the task is broken into smaller steps, you can finish incrementally.
If you can’t finish a project, it may be time to abandon it altogether. Everyone’s interests change over time, so it’s natural that some projects that once seemed captivating and worthwhile become boring and tedious.
A good rule of thumb is to always be honest with yourself about present wants and needs. If a past project no longer serves your overall goals, that’s a great reason to give up. Closing the project instead of leaving it dangling will provide mental closure that frees up your energy for other tasks.
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