Starting something is easy, we often start something which we could not finish, I have seen many people in the gym just for one day, and have never seen them again. It’s because to start something we only need an adrenaline flow.
Well, 90% of the new businesses collapses in the very first year, turns out quitting is also very easy. It almost takes nothing to quit. What’s difficult however is to persist, and to continue what we have started, that’s very difficult. It’s difficult because it’s about commitment, and we rarely commit to anything.
It takes hell lot of effort to persist and to continue what we have started because there are many times when things become painful. As an IT professional I have seen many of my colleagues starting their side projects and I don’t know anyone who have finished it yet. When I ask the reason why they have not completed their project, I found that they have a very good reason, which again made me realize that until we have a good reason to continue, we won’t, and we’ll always come up with something which would eventually calm our mind not to pursue it anymore.
I believe whenever we want to start something we should know why are we doing it in the first place then only we would reason to our mind if things go rough and would persevere.