my life is a world of half finished projects

August 23rd, 2007

My life is a world of half-finished projects

It seems the harder I try, the less organized I become. Maybe I lack the right system. I suspect it is really that I lack an attention span. Or maybe both.

You’d think by looking at me “on paper” that I have an incredible attention span. I have a list of “accomplishments” that take a lot of focus and time to complete, including a graduate degree and a black belt in taekwondo. But really, that is more a testament to my unwillingness to admit defeat than an ability to focus on a singular goal. I flit back and forth from thing to thing, and I might be actually doing one thing, but my brain is doing three others. Couple that with the fact that I am a natural procrastinator and… there you have it. A world of half-finished projects. Or barely started.

Right now, I have a number of things listed on craigslist, a number of other things that I took pictures of but haven’t gotten around to listing, and some other things in a closet I keep meaning to get around to taking pictures of and listing. I have about 5 lists on my desk that have half of the things crossed out. I’ve replaced 4 of the ten knobs on my son’s dresser. I’ve been working on a post of a list of survey sites I’ve tried and liked and I just haven’t managed to finish it.

I don’t know why I can’t finish what I start any more. I am going to finish this debt elimination project though. I have all of you here to make sure of that. And my inherent inability to admit defeat, of course. ;)

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6 Responses to “My life is a world of half-finished projects”

  1. We must be cut from the same cloth! I have the same problem. In fact, the primary reason I started blogging about my efforts to get out of debt is the accountability. I figured if I announced my plan to the world, I’d be sure to get it done.

  2. Here here :)

    or is it hear hear? Hmm.

  3. My problem is that I continually implement “systems” to help me organize myself. After a while, though, I end up spending more time maintaining or following the “systems” than I lost when I wasn’t organized.

    (Did that make sense?)

  4. It makes perfect sense, I have many half-developed systems lol

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