Episode 27: The Thrill of Done


It can be thrilling to finish something. But if a project is large, the thrill can feel like it may never come–especially if you’re chasing perfection. In this episode, Janine and Shannon talk strategies for incorporating the thrill of done into any project so that you can stay happy and motivated while you try to get your stuff done.

Discussion topics include:

  • What’s thrilling about finishing
  • The challenge of building the thrill of done into large projects
  • How to identify “done”
  • Using a timer to help you feel done with something
  • One technique for building done into an email purge
  • How perfectionists don’t get to feel done if they’re trying to get to perfect (because perfect is impossible)
  • Some wisdom from Harold L. Taylor on perfectionism
  • The benefits of celebrating in the middle of the project
  • How breaking a task into small tasks (and calling each task done) can be motivating
  • How Shannon and Janine apply the thrill of done to our genealogy research

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