Starting over is something I’ve become an expert at.
If you count all of the jobs I had in the Air Force (which likes to move officers around,) I’ve had 8 jobs since I graduated college 9 years ago.
I’ve built websites, YouTube channels and Pay-Per-Click campaigns.
I’ve written short eBooks and reports.
I’ve written for dozens of small businesses.
I’ve tried a number of different diets.
Exercise plans and gyms? Same thing – tried a number of them.
Usually, it’s good to try new things. To learn new skills. To venture into new projects.
But only are consistent enough to complete your current projects.
Seth Godin calls it “shipping.” Finishing the task.
Plus, it shouldn’t interfere with your main gig.
You don’t need to become a world-reknown expert. You don’t have to do the same thing for 20 years.
However, building that expertise is a good thing. Bruce Lee once said: “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”
In other words, he feared the expert.
Becoming an expert at jumping around and not getting the project done isn’t a good thing. It means despite having tons of hours worked, I don’t have as much to show for it as I’d like.
Instead, what I need to become an expert at is finishing my projects!
Rinse and repeat.
From building a tiny one-page website to investing in real estate to building new relationships. All of these things take time and energy.
Doesn’t it make sense to actually finish, so that time and energy wasn’t wasted?