Our Unfinished Symphony: The Sitting Class Intro

We all have unfinished projects.

No need to beat yourself up over it.

If you want to finish them, one way to do it is to make a decision to do it and stick to it.

Do not set yourself up for failure, but rather make a plan. Wrap your arms around the project – that is, understand the scope of it. Be able to describe it to someone else. Then outline the executable steps to reach your goal. Progressions are the way to go. One step at a time. A little bit every day, etc. Have the will to stick to it.

Schubert, a famous classical composer, is no different in this regard. He has a literal unfinished symphony. It’s Schubert’s Symphony #8, known as the “unfinished symphony”. It is played all over the world by legendary conductors.

Nobody really knows why he did not finish it. It is not because he died. Speculation includes him being unorganized, or he got bored! In the first six minutes of this cute video, you can watch Casper the Friendly Ghost try to help Franz Schubert finish his symphony. All that junk noise, gunshots, and traffic would distract anyone from greatness! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pEzlobnnKs

Whatever it was, others saw value in his work and with their own interpretations, finished the work for him and that is what you can listen to and enjoy today!


This lengthy video is our “unfinished symphony”- the intro to our currently ill-fated sitting class. Featuring the popular Bradley Martin (who also did the editing!), we had a lot of fun presenting these ideas. We hope you enjoy!