Half Way

Posted on February 22, 2011

Central Park in Winter

Why do we, as humans, tend to give up half way?

Half way through any project/task/life ambition, I lose all that initial enthusiasm, look back and see how far I’ve come, and instead of feeling elated I just feel tired.

And it’s not just me: look at all the construction projects where the punch list drags on and on and on. Or the diets that were started in January and abandoned by February.

So what can we do about it?  I think the sagging, wilting feeling is inevitable. Perhaps the only thing to do is to take a breath and start again, as if from scratch. Maybe even reconfirm, or redefine, the plan. Or at least pull out the plan and have a look at it.

That’s where I’m going to start and I’ll let you know how it goes. In the meantime if you have some suggestions for getting through the dip I would love to hear them!

P.S. Does everyone get post-exhibition blues?

One Response

  1. Lynn Cook
    August 18, 2011

    Hi Caroline, I think you might enjoy looking at the work of David Aspden, born in England, he lived and worked in Australia. He made beautiful, lively, vivid colour works. He also made a painting entitled “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Painter” – so I think he would’ve known what you mean about post-exhibition blues. The Art Gallery of NSW are currently showing some of his works on paper, see:
    If you click on the link in the lower right corner “David Aspden works in the collection” you’ll see many of the works in the exhibition.

    Best wishes,


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