Look around your environment.

Do you have a stack of unread books sitting on your nightstand?

Notebooks strewn about with records of half-finished poems, songs, or project ideas?

Documents unfiled, sitting loosely on your desk, table, in the closet, and anywhere else they’ll stay comfortably out of sight, out of mind?

The reality is that, as a creative or creator, it’s perfectly normal to be surrounded by the incomplete.

As a creative or creator, it’s perfectly normal to be surrounded by the incomplete. Click To Tweet

Life itself isn’t ever complete, and, even if you manage to get to inbox zero, there will be new emails waiting for you tomorrow.

If you stop and think about it, you’ll probably notice that you think of yourself as an unfinished project, wondering whether you should hit the gym more often, or maybe change your hairstyle. A wardrobe overhaul would sure make a difference!

When I got out of bed this morning, this is exactly what struck me about my world. I saw that I was surrounded by the unfinished.

I moved to a new city and new house a little over a year ago, minimized my belongings, and only brought with me what would fit in my car. I left behind old projects, and whatever followed me over to the new city had an expiry date too.

But here I am, accumulating more things, coming up with more ideas, and of course, there’s a new, small stack of books staring back at me each day.

We live as though there will always be time to work on what we care about most. Even when faced with crisis and uncertainty, we believe in a brighter future.

It’s easier to begin than to finish. It’s easier to think about what it would be like to have what we want than to bring the vision to fruition.

But finishing things is being kind to yourself and those around you.

Finishing things is being kind to yourself and those around you. Click To Tweet

When you finish things, you close open loops. You create new flow and space in your life. And you’ll find yourself able to focus better on what remains.

When you finish things, you give others more space in your life. You can share your creations with them and even bless them.

There will always be more on the other end of finishing things. That is the cycle of life.

But when you free yourself from the stack of unfinished, you’ll have the presence of mind to be able to pick and choose what you want to invite into your world next. You can be more conscious about this process.

When you finish things, you get to check things off mentally, and that creates a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction that will never come from a life full of incompletes.

Incomplete is life’s default state. Completion is a superpower.

Incomplete is life’s default state. Completion is a superpower. Click To Tweet

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