I have read in numerous articles that ENFPs are the most excited about the beginning of a new project but often struggle with not following through to see the project fully develop.
It’s easy to understand why this is a common theme for ENFPs. My mind comes up with ideas all the time. It’s a constant race against the clock to experience as much of life as possible in the short time we are on this earth.
The pattern goes like this; I discover something new that interests me try it out, and in a short period, I have found something else that interests me. It’s not that I ever lost interest or intentionally gave up on anything I’ve tried.
The problem is I take on too much at once an overestimate my ability to juggle 20-100 different activities on the daily.
Like it or not, we all have a limited amount of energy and time to spend each day. It’s impossible to explore every single idea that comes into my head physically. For some personality types, this might be a no brainer, but I had to learn this through trial and error.
ENFPs I am not suggesting that you change your spontaneous personality and become ultra-practical or pragmatic. However, I am saying that you should put more effort into deciding where you spend your energy and time.
A simple way to do this, when you have those moments were something new pops into your head that you want to try, take a breather, write the idea down, brainstorm thoughts you have about the concept, and step away from it. It won’t take long before you have an entire journal filled with ideas.
But, only take action on the ideas that you find yourself coming back to in your journal. Because it’s an indication that your serious about it and will go back to this idea during those times when it has to compete with your newest interest. It’s an easy technique that has saved me so much time and energy. If you have trouble with follow-through or frequently find yourself with more ideas than time, try out this method.
Thanks for reading! Let me know in the comments if follow-through is something you struggle with? I would love to hear any advice or thoughts you have on the topic.