There is a satisfaction we derive when we see the finished product of our labours. In a digital world, where so much of what we do is conceptual rather than tangible, and divided rather than end to end, some of this satisfaction is forgone.

Many of us never see the end result. Instead, the completed product is something set in motion. It evolves.

When this challenges your sense of accomplishment because the work is never truly done, take stock of steps in the process. Raising a child is never really completed. It’s less raising and more being a parent. It defines every day for the rest of your life. It’s never done. And yet, there are significant landmarks to celebrate along the way.

It will never be like recording a single or publishing a book. If that’s what you prefer, start something with a tangible completion. It offers a different flavour of contentment.

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