Turn on the television for five minutes, and you’ll observe the barrage of celebrity divorces, canceled programming, corporate failures, broken systems, massive layoffs, abandoned projects, public resignations and product recalls.
Because our society worships incompleteness.
First, because we’re not finishers. That’s too much pressure. We’d rather have ideas than actually execute them. We’d rather talk a big game than actually play one. Otherwise we might actually have to take personal responsibility for our work.
Second, because we’re terrified of our potential. That’s too much power. We’d rather fail because it’s familiar. We’d rather dream from a distance because it’s safer. Otherwise we might actually get what we want.
Third, because we’re allergic to commitment. That’s too much work. We’d rather kneel at the altar of choice than actually make a decision. We’d rather stay as loyal as our options. Otherwise we might actually have to stick with something.
Fourth, because we’re delighted by the misfortune of others. That’s too much fun. We’d rather watch you go down in flames than light a match of our own. We’d rather distract ourselves with your misery than confront our reality. Otherwise we might actually have to change.
Fifth, because we’re seeking permission to quit. That’s too much proof. We’d rather use your failures as water for our fire, not wood. We’d rather use your story as a reason to stop, not a spur to begin. Otherwise we might actually have to persist.
The exciting part is, in a society that worships incompleteness, the people who do commit, the people who do carry their work to execution, are the ones that inspire us forever.
To be one of those people, all we have to do is finish.
Not perfect, just finish.
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