Tag Archives: Finishing

Chase Permanent Wins, Then Throw Them Away

When I spend 100 hours working to create a photograph, I produce a finished product.  It’s tangible.  It’s also permanent: I get to look at it forever, anybody can see it, and I can even sell copies of it. All … Continue reading

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The Problem With Beginning

The problem with starting any new creative endeavor is that you’re going to suck at it.  Even when you become a professional, depending on your field, most of your work is still going to suck. There’s a terrible irony at … Continue reading

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When To Finish

We talked last week about the importance of quitting.  Now, not paradoxically, we should talk about when to finish. Mastery is important.  It not only makes you a master of something, it teaches you how to learn and it builds … Continue reading

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Being Done

The point of being done is not to finish, but to get other things done. – Cult of Done That feeling of completing some big project is fantastic.  It feels like you’ve pushed a giant stone off your chest.  It should … Continue reading

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