We all have them: pet projects that we started that are just sitting there, undone. Usually, it’s a project that started as something without we just “try.” But then, we found that it was fun and important and bigger than we originally anticipated. So we work on it, and we find nuances and have creative ideas about it how to enhance it and add to it and make it better and refine it… So it never gets done.
It becomes so big and important that it never gets finished.
And then life gets in the way. Other distractions keep us from finishing the project… So it sits in the drawer taunting us, reminding thus of the greatness that could be but isn’t… And because it reminds us of failures, of things we haven’t done, we start to focus on that, on the “undone-ness” of it.
And so the feelings we feel for the project change. Added to the initial excitement and joy and fulfillment we feel, we add sadness, discouragement and defeat.
And then we don’t want to work on it anymore.
But the solution to the problem is action. Because that project still could be great, if only we would pick it up again and throw some energy its way. Once we start up again, we will see the fun and the joy and the greatness that is there, just waiting to be realized. By just doing a little bit, and then a little bit more, and then a little bit more, that project could grow to be amazing… and done!