Gratification avoidance

I had decided early on that I would work on all four glove puppets simultaneously rather than one at a time. The reason for this was mainly to avoid gratification. Completely finishing a puppet, if I am happy with it, will give me a feeling of completion and success, making it very hard to go and work on the others. I wanted, if possible, to finish them all at the same time.

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