When you’re struggling to finish something you’ve been obsessing over for a while, sometimes the best thing to do is to give up.
I often discover the thing I’m looking for, on the way to the shower, sitting on the toilet, in the midst of sweeping the sidewalk, in a sense, after I’ve given up looking for it.
Sometimes the thing I need pops into my head the very minute let go of the quest. I’ll decide to go outside and take a walk and then go to jot down one more thing and all of a sudden – boom – I’m discovering the content that was hiding from me.
It’s just like when you had something to say in a conversation and then lost it. often, the best way to get it back is to stop trying to remember what it was.
The catch with all this is, there’s no faking. You really have to give up, and walk away from the problem, if only for a few seconds.
So, give up. And move ahead.