Is the “F Word” Really So Bad?

Is the “F Word” Really So Bad?

Reader Comments (21)

  1. Heh, you definitely had me fooled with the title.

    It’s easy to think up ideas and start on a project – but finishing to completion is definitely the hardest part.

  2. When we become aware of our “inner saboteur” working, it’s amazing to see the fears it throws at us to prevent us from moving forward.

  3. To the negative “F” words, let’s add a positive: Fund. As in, fund my bank account after I have focused on one project, followed it through to the finish, and sent out the invoice.

  4. Thanks Cynthia!

    Those are some excellent insights into none of my projects have been getting done lately! Looks like I need to really buckle down. 🙂

  5. Finishing is hard because it’s hard to see the forest through the trees. Oh, and you forgot one more F word: FUN. It’s gotta be fun.

  6. I thought I was the only one who couldn’t get anything done. nice to know others have this problem too. now I realize there are opportunities to make money off the can’t finish crowd!

  7. I’m the ADD queen, I need to be very explicit with myself about what I’m committing to focusing on right now.

    Very valuable topic, and well presented. Thank you!

  8. A very useful article – something which has everyday applications – not just to the world of writing. In my own field (music) I can easily see how the points listed above would help guide the musician in the preparation of a performance.

  9. I am glad to know that I am normal now. I have had lots of problems finishing sites, I have had no problems starting them. Starting them is the exciting part for me. Finishing them is totally boring. I guess I need to work on the finishing and focusing part.

    I also wonder how many times I need to learn the same lessons. I know that when I focus I get a lot done in a short amount of time. I also know that when I am not focused I can easily waste a half a day on nothing.

  10. Good article. It’s true that it’s easier to start something than to finish it and move on to something else… I’ll keep that F-word post in memory… to focus, follow through and finish projects.

    Instead of saying, nah f*** that 🙂

  11. Solid article! So closely related to that other author nemesis- writer’s block. I have long believed that both stem from a lack of real preparation before sitting down at the computer.

  12. Very concise and actionable steps!

    Step 5 is so difficult. I need to incorporate that into the overall scope of my project. 🙂

    A very important point. Thanks for reminding me!

    Vicky H

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