How to harness unfinished business

Unfinished business helps us sustain momentum.

Novelists and screen-writers are great at leaving plots hanging. When I have a few pages in a book remaining, I look forward to reading them the next day. Ernest Hemingway always left a portion of his work unfinished when he retired each night to serve as a foothold the morning after.

It is better to end a workday with a portion of your work unfinished. It is better to end a conversation with friends or family with something left unspoken.

Yesterday’s unfinished business can serve as today’s kick-start.

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