Working on my PhD…Don’t I wish it was a degree in something!
I’m so laughing, because this has been at the top of my yearly list for the last 4 years, AT LEAST!
One of these years I’ll actually DO IT!
I’ve gotten a little better at completing projects once I start them. No, really, I HAVE! It’s been some time now, like maybe a whole year, since I started a new project and didn’t finish it. (That doesn’t count buying the supplies and never starting it!) But I’ve finished all…well, I guess I haven’t finished the mosaic monograms yet. Or the London Album.
Okay, never mind. I’ve gotten a tiny bit better, but it’s still a major issue. I don’t finish an awful lot of projects before they are tossed into the pile of unfinished projects. Not that the mosaics are on that pile – they still have a really good chance of getting completed. Eventually.
I used to have a staff to finish up my brilliant ideas, but now I’m on my own, and that’s rarely a good thing. I have such enthusiasm when I start out, but something happens to get me off course – a hurdle I can’t easily get past, or another idea pops up that seems like even more fun, or a sparkly whatever that captures my imagination. Next thing I know I’m off in another direction, and the poor whatever-it-was gets buried.
I’ve tried every technique I can think of to make me stop doing that, for example setting rules I break (like I can’t buy the components for another project until the one I’m working on has been completed.) Yeah, I laughed at that one, too.
The bottom line is that I need adult supervision, and that sure isn’t going to happen.
So what am I going to do about me?
Surely I can’t be the only one out there with this problem? Do you guys have any suggestions? Any games you play with yourselves to get projects completed?
I REALLY want to work on this flaw in my personality, but I don’t know where to start.