I love the excitement of starting a new project or setting a fresh goal. Everything seems so easy and possible. You think, As long as I stick to the plan I've laid out, I'll be done in no time.
And then reality sets in.
It's easy to underestimate the amount of time and effort plans and ideas require. Plus we can all get distracted after the "honeymoon period" of an exciting project wears off and it's time to actually do the work.
I'm sure you know plenty of people who are serial project starters (maybe including yourself!). But how many people do you know who always finish what they start? I imagine that number would be much smaller.
The truth is—it's not easy to accept that the task may be much bigger or more difficult than you expected and then actually stick with it.
When I realize I have several half-baked projects dreamed up, I like to take a step back and evaluate each one to figure out the best way to actually finish it.