A natural question to ask before undertaking a task would be "How much time will this take?". For those who manage their time and value their time, this type of information is helpful. Unfortunately, that question tends to leak into many aspects of our life, in many forms. "How long will this last?". "How much should I give?". "How much effort should I expend?". If our goal is to reach our full potential, the answer to this question (and even asking it) becomes a limiting factor or a demotivating factor. What happens when we reach the deadline and we aren't "there yet"? What happens if the effort required is less than we can give and it underestimates our ability? What happens when we are able to give more? So what is the right answer to the "How much" question? If the goal is to reach our full potential, then the answer is ... "until it is completed".