It feels good to start new projects and to face new challenges.
Likewise, it feels good to finish projects and to have overcome challenges.
The middle is the hard part.
In the middle, things are less exciting.
There is no newness to get us going.
Nor is there the sense of accomplishment that comes with having finished something.
In the middle, there is only work.
That is why the middle is where most people quit.
It is easy to start new things, but the follow through is the hard part.
The real difficulty is in trudging through all of the things required between starting and finishing.
This is where all of the excuses sound the most rational, the most justified, and are the easiest to give in to.
Yes, it is often brave to start something new and to face new challenges, but it takes real courage and dedication to keep going when the newness wears off and to see your commitments through to the end.