We love celebrating beginnings. Launches, anniversaries, and jubilees are a few examples of the various ways with which we celebrate beginnings. Beginnings are great. But, in our rush to celebrate them and encourage more of them, we often forget that they wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for endings.

This week, for example, may be a great week to end…

… the project that isn’t going anywhere.

… that relationship whose negatives outweigh the positives.

… those unproductive recurring meetings.

… an annoying habit that you know you’d like to stop.

Every ending enables us to get started on a new beginning. Endings lift dead weight, throw out baggage, and give us the mental bandwidth to start afresh.

Here’s to more of them.