Do you stop doing something because you have a bad start?

Black cat - Feeling Unlucky?
Malaysia
January 30, 2009 2:09am CST
I have a real big problem which is that I always stop doing something when I have a bad start doing it. Maybe I am a perfectionist or maybe I am just lazy. Sometimes when I want to wash the clothes and someone is using the bathroom, i'll delay it and ion many occasions, I will end up not washing the clothes. I am a little bit superstitious especially in the early morning where I woke up and when there's someone in the toilet when I am about to take the bath then I will feel that today might not be so good and then I go to the lift and it is going up when I am going down then I feel bad again. It is a ridiculous thing and I am slowly trying to break this habit. How about you guys? Do you feel or act the same way?
5 responses
@1hopefulman (36436)
• Canada
10 May 09
I follow the advice of "if at first you don't succeed, try and try again." If something is worthwhile then I will keep at it until it is done, no matter how long it takes.
• Malaysia
11 May 09
Thanks for reminding me of this wonderful motto. I guess continuity is what we need in order to succeed.
• United States
30 Jan 09
i have the same problem i try to do something and if it sint right the first time i will just give up. i dont no what the problem is but i always try to try again. cause u should neber give up jsut caus eu messed it up the first time. i have learned that somethings take time to learn to do to be able to do them right.
• Malaysia
30 Jan 09
Yes, thanks for the encouraging words. Yes, we must keep on trying.
• India
30 Jan 09
hi , this is a difficult question and many are here who gives you wrong answer. yes i stop those work but sometime i am not , when i know this works gives me some benifits. have a nice nice day friend.
• Malaysia
30 Jan 09
I don't think any of the answers are wrong or right. It is just opinions. Thanks for the answer ^^
@pickwick (858)
• India
30 Jan 09
Its not becoz i am superstitious but becos i become desp when i have a bad start. I try to complete the task though bue all the nthusiasm goes off if i have had a bad start.
• Malaysia
30 Jan 09
Same with me ^^
@dawon007 (184)
• India
30 Jan 09
The phenomenon occurs because of many reasons. The first and foremost reason is the lack of interest. There is another variation to it.When you are about too doing something new. But after starting you came to know that it is not that interesting or it is not what you thought it was. Another reason is laziness. You plan things, but when the time comes you will be more preoccupied with the pleasure of sitting simply or enjoying something that may not contribute to your growth. And you just postpone it.
• Malaysia
30 Jan 09
Yes, I agree with you. Unfortunately, I don't think anyone is interested in washing clothes or tidying the room. So it must be down to my laziness then ^^