Staying motivated to complete a projects . . thoughts? Answered
We've all been there, and I'm right there currently with a specific project:
I was excited at first and started making this thing, and about midway through I've lost complete interest in the project and am struggling with motivation to finish it!
For me, the contests here on Instructables were a great motivator with specific deadlines that always kept me motivated . . . but I work here now and cannot participate in them ; )
When I lose interest in a project, it's often because the intriguing creative challenges have all been solved, but the project isn't yet completed. However I'm ready to move on to the next thing . . so the half-finished projects keep piling up.
I've found that I'm far more interested in the active problem-solving process that "making" provides, than in actually producing completed things. It's an odd dilemma, and maybe I'm not alone in this.
Do you experience this same mid-project disinterest?
Aside from deadlines, what do you do to stay motivated to complete projects once the interest begins to dissipate?
I'd love to hear my fellow Instructables authors' thoughts. Let's have a conversation!