Have there been any projects where…you dropped the ball and you didn’t pick it back up? Only to wonder “what if?” years later.
What it you had finished that project you wanted to do?
There’s some projects I’m sure you’re glad you’re dropped, but do you have any projects that gnaw at you? In your mind, they make you go into a reality where you didn’t drop the ball and you think about how different your life would be if you kept going with that one project?
Maybe you felt like you dropped the ball too early…and if you had just kept going, you would have eventually arrived where you were planning to be. I know it’s hard to keep going when things don’t look so well, but think about the reference experience you’re creating. You’ll remember how you handled things. Did you quit when you didn’t see the numbers you wanted? Did you quit when reality violated your expectations? Release your grip on expectations and keep experimenting and striving to be a successful risk taker.
If it’s possible, you can also look to pick something back up if you feel like it’s gnawing at you. You can frame this as just taking a long break.
Keep going. Keep moving. One of the most rewarding feelings is arriving at your planned destination (or one better) and knowing that you had to overcome your own doubts and fears to get there.