New always feels better. By the time you read this blog post, it will be at least a day after a federal election in Canada. There might be a new government; there might not. At the very least, there will be a new configuration of who is in government, a new mandate, and a feeling of a new term that is about to start.

New always feels better, but remember it is the people who finish well who make the greatest impact. No-one is comforted by the projects you start. Instead, they are happy when you finish one. No one cares how many things you have on your todo list. What makes people feel good is to know that you have finished their work.

New always feels better at first. And then you remember that new means that you are at the beginning of a road again. You wish that you were almost finished.

Enjoy the fresh start; keep being persistent until the finish line.