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The patron saint of productivity, David Allen, posed about completion and creation.

His commentary centers on the meaning of the word “complete”. He makes the argument that creating and expansion is of equal importance as completing work. This means that rather than moving from “new, shiny” constantly we should be committed to cleaning up after ourselves.

The next time you pivot to something new, think about the mess you are leaving behind you. If you value productivity, then you should value closure. Cleaning up messes brings closure.