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.