I`m one of those folks who suspects that the entire diagnosis of "ADD"
doesn`t really exist. But whether or not it does, there`s no doubt
whatsover of the difference between starting something and finishing it.
Over the past 100 years, western culture in general has moved
increasingly toward faster and faster "progression." Our entire concept
of progress is that problems should be solved immediately. If they`re
not, then there`s a problem with the solution, not with the surrounding
TV shows going back to the start have been showing us that no matter
how complicated something could possibly be, it`ll be resolved in 30
minutes or 1 hours, or at the most, 2 hours. Each episode in a
recurring series is a different problem, with its final solution at the
end of the episode, for the most part.
Only recently have we had a slight movement toward unresolved problems.
The show "Lost," for example, goes nowhere in terms of solution, and
simply piles on problem after problem, crisis after crisis.
It doesn`t surprise me that people jump into a "solution" expecting it
to be the final solution in a very short time period. A business, as
they feel about it, should likely be an overnight success---just like
the stories say. When it takes more than a minute and a half, then
there`s a problem with the business, not with the surrounding world.
Someone once said that, "Time is God`s way of making sure the
everything doesn`t happen all at once." So too, the problem of time is
that you have to actually live through it. Your mind isn`t bound by
time, but your physical life and body is indeed under that restriction.
The main issue of serial business-starters isn`t that they have a
mental pathology. It`s rather a lack of commitment. Accomplishing great
things has a lot to do with persistence, regardless of how it "feels."
That`s the whole point of trying to align your business idea with a
passion: When natural cycles put you into a down time, feeling you`re
going nowhere, passion keeps you committed.
Everyone these days wants an instant solution without having to do any
work or apply any effort. That also includes not wanting to spend any
time. Unfortunately, that`s not the way reality functions. Feelings
last about three days, but values are there for the
duration---regardless of how you feel about them.