When I first started writing, I could never complete anything. I would get to the finish line and choke. I’d quit. I’d blow the project up. It took me years to face down these demons of self-destruction. I wish I had known then Giora’s principle of dvekut ba mesima. I certainly think about it now before I start any new book, article, creative project, anything. I set my mind at the start just the way Giora would before taking off in his Mirage IIIC or his F-4 Phantom. Mesima is the mission. Dvekut is” glued to.” The mission is everything. At all costs it must be carried through to completion.