Just Finish

“It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.” — J. R. R. Tolkien

My head is pounding. It’s been a long day, although it doesn’t feel like I did much. Some days are like that—you make progress, but it’s a small accomplishment in a sea of todo’s and planning towards a long-term goal. But it still counts. The day still adds up to something.

I probably overdid it today (as per usual 🙂 I started learning Wim Hoff breathing, Dual-n-Back training, Procreate illustration courses on SkillShare, and started learning Japanese. (Learning Brag?) Normally I’d only start one new habit at a time, but I was feeling scattered today, so instead, I just started learning everything.

If you are a multi-disciplinary like me, that’s one thing you have to be vigilant about—whether or not you are learning too many things at once. If you have to ask yourself the question, “Am I learning too many things at once?” then you definitely are. There are only so many hours in the day, so it’s easily doable. Plus you’re a human being—don’t forget to take breaks and stay hydrated (half-kidding). Otherwise, you’ll end up with a headache like me. Everything in balance.

There’s nothing wrong with trying new things. Just make sure you are still putting in time with the things that are important to you. It’s better to finish what you start than constantly start new things and never finish anything. You don’t want to be that person who is known for their half-started ideas.

Of course, some things aren’t finish-able. You never “finish” learning a language or skill. You either stop or keep improving and using it. Stopping is an acceptable thing to do, particularly if it’s something you’ve been holding onto and need to let go of. But if you want to be great in a skill, you have to keep cultivating it.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1007

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