Do you start projects and then lose interest or do you stay committed to things you start?
I’m in good company 😉
Some things are easier for me to finish than others.
I have been committed to indefinite life extension for over 40 years now, and I have not completed the project yet.
As part of training myself for it, I have been involved in many different organisations in many different roles, so sometimes find myself spread a bit thin, and unable to meet some commitments at some times.
I also find that as I age I am less able or willing to give sustained high output. No longer interested in working 110 hours a week. Much more interested in playing at least half the time now.
And I have learned to accept that failure is a natural part of the road to success – the main thing is to keep moving. Thus far, I’m still moving – a little slower than 30 years ago and still going.
One of the things that has allowed me to succeed as a programmer is a level of dogged determination that simply refuses to let any machine beat me. I just keep trying until a workable answer occurs to me – which is a close enough definition of tenacity. I keep looking at different options, different mechanisms, different ways of doing things.