I’m an Aries. I like to start stuff.
Finishing stuff isn’t always my forte, but I’m working on it. Why? Because declaring something finished is tremendously satisfying.
Just think of how good it feels when the dishes are done, the assignment submitted, or when you’ve just signed the painting it’s taken you months to complete.
Completion generates confidence and momentum; it allows us to move on without the drain of a dangling loose end.
Completion is a letting go, a pat on the back, an acknowledgment that we are done with the task at hand.
Completion feels good.
There are different flavors of completion:
Completion that’s achieved in one fell swoop by crossing off a task on the to-do list: “Today I shall drop the boxes off at Goodwill.”
Completion that takes a little more sustained effort, achieved in bits & pieces: “I shall work on de-cluttering this room one hour each day until I am done.”
Completion that is firm and finite: “I am done and DONE with this!”
Completion that is temporary, a deliberate setting aside of things that may or may not be revisited: “I am no longer pulled toward this project, I think I shall put it aside for a while.”
No matter which flavor of completion is declared, it’s deliberate. A loose end was dealt with and its energy drain liberated for something new.
And if you’re an Aries like me, this is the best news ever because it means you get to start stuff again.
Are there any loose ends causing energy drains in your life right now?
What would you have to do to declare them complete?