Does it feel like you never finish anything? Learn how to escape this common form of procrastination purgatory. I was once a starter, too. Beautiful blogs languishing in internet graveyards. Planet-saving lifestyle choices long forgotten. And it sucks. Starting without finishing is a waste of time and money. People start to lose their faith in you. You can lose your faith in you, too. So, you feel special!
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There are many reasons for failing to finish
Do you abandon them, or do you finish what you start? Juggling multiple ideas and goals — to write, exercise, read more, wake up early and so on — is a tough gig that often begins with excitement, but ends with procrastination, and failure to finish any one of the ideas we started. In , Sheena Iyengar, Psychologist and Professor at Columbia Business School, conducted an , employee strong study, to investigate the effects that adding more investment choices had on their participation in retirement saving plans. Afterall, more choice is better. And so, this would be the researchers conclusion. As per the diagram above, for every 10 funds added to the array of options, the rate of participation drops by 2 percent.
Many many years ago, I decided to take up wood carving. I went to a local arts store, bought a bunch of tools and materials and things… and then promptly did absolutely nothing with them. But meanwhile, maybe we can get better at perseverance. No matter the circumstances, having greater perseverance will always help. Nobody, bar my bank balance, was hurt by it. So the guilt must come from some deeper story I believe about myself. In situations like this, we could spend forever delving into our psychology, searching for deeper reasons and childhood incidents and painful beliefs.