I’ll admit it, I get bored easily. It is a character flaw that has caused me a great deal of stress and frustration because it means that I find it really easy to drop a project rather than following it to completion as soon as I know how it could end.
It reminds me of how when I was younger, and I didn’t want to show my work in Math class because once I knew the answer, the rest became inconsequential to me. I didn’t always have the best marks thanks to this, but I kept moving forward in life.
I could go over all the things that I haven’t finished in life, but known that I should. There are half a dozen projects currently on the table that I need to work on but haven’t found the desire or focus to do.
Sometimes, I even find it really hard to write here, and it is really only due to the interaction I receive, and the enjoyment I receive looking back on what I’ve done that keeps me coming back and adding more to this blog.
I know I have other character flaws, but the inability to persist in something once the challenge is gone is frustrating to say the least. I want to be better and do better, and I go through short bursts where I accomplish all that I set my mind to, which only makes the rest of the time even more demoralizing. Imagine reaching your potential only one percent of the time?
I have been very thankful in my career that I have had a variety of work and tasks to keep me engaged. I have been lucky in life that I have been able to adjust quickly to change, but I really just want the drive and focus that seems to come so easy to a small selection of others. With my imagination and creativity, I know I could do more than I am.
I know this probably wasn’t the blog post most people were expecting, as I’ve been super busy doing lots of cool things, but it is just something I wanted to record on this site.
If you have any thoughts or ideas about persisting through and keeping engaged in projects, I would love to hear them. I have tried a myriad of things before to keep one foot moving in front of the other, but they’ve all come up short.
So feel free to comment below. I read every comment that isn’t caught by the spam filters, and even some that are…