Starting is the essence of getting a project up and running. But many of us are already amazing at starting something.
So, what instead do we become?
Great starters but terrible finishers.
Failing to finish what we start is what keeps us from starting something again.
The memories of unfinished work, incomplete projects, halted initiatives is painful.
The discipline of showing up and shipping is way less heavy than the regret of leaving something unfinished.
So, let’s rollup our view about celebrating startings, instead let’s focus on supporting those that are pushing forward, stuck in the dip, celebrating finishers and creating a culture where those that finish ( even if it doesn’t work )
Finishing is hard, the dip is straining to go through, the resistance is real. Do it anyway, cause that is the only way to push our civilisation forward by shipping meaningful, worthwhile and valuable work.
Celebrate finishing more than you laud initiating. Support others who are on their way to the finish line, nudge those that are throwing in the towel and encourage the rest to initiate with the full knowledge that there will be dips, roadblocks, resistance both internal and external.
This matters. Your work matters. Now, go and make some Galata!