Originally Posted by epoxyearl
I'm 72,and a realist.-Right now, even if they never get finished,...every day I'm happy, doing what I love to do!
I'm 69 and have drawn the same conclusion. It may be well to be goal oriented but it is essential to make the process enjoyable.
The energy which inspires us could be viewed like the sea's invisible air currents which are constantly changing direction and force. If the direction in which you are determined to sail is directly into the wind, you can expend needless amounts of energy. But if, instead, you select a heading which optimizes your boat's sailing performance, but still generally advances you towards the right quadrant, you "go with the flow."
Likewise I am helpless to confine myself to a single project, so always have many in progress. And, as the energy which drives me comes in gusts and from various directions, so do I advance my projects, each in their turn, depending on where the energy is coming from.
Some days I am becalmed.