Use the Zeigarnik Effect to learn to code faster

I’m not confident that this is ubiquitously true, mostly based on my own experience and that of others like me. Some of us just don’t crave closure. I honestly don’t care what happens at the end of most books or movies, and I rarely remember. Going to funerals doesn’t give me closure or make feel any different than knowing a person has died. Finishing a project is often tedious and I struggle to do so if I don’t finish it when I have momentum and enthusiasm left from working on the fleshing-out phase. I have a beautiful painting sitting in my living room that has been 95% finished for months, and I wish I had finished it when I had momentum because now I’m in such a different mode that I’m afraid I would mess it up if I continued it in the mindset I’m in now. I wouldn’t recommend the “purposefully walk away” approach for people who don’t fit the mold of “needing closure” because it may result in long-term avoidance. I say this as a professional software engineer, too. Different strokes.

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