You will never achieve your goals if you can’t finish what you start.
You have been hearing these phrases since you were a kid: “Finish your meal, finish your homework, finish the race, and so on…”
Why is there all this focus on finishing?
Average vs. Abundance
The difference between an average life and an abundant life deals with the discipline of finishing. Finishing allows you to receive a reward for your work. If you finish your meal you are no longer hungry. If you finish your homework you can receive a grade. You see, the ability to finish is the key to success, significance and fulfillment. Anyone can start, but it takes a special person to finish.
Why then, don’t we finish? Often times, the task seems too big. How do you eat an elephant? By taking small bites! Success in any endeavor can be found in the little steps and small details. We get stuck thinking we need to complete the entire thing in one sitting. Instead, make the routine your reward!
You can’t just do it once, either. We refer to this phenomenon as “One-in-a-row”. You need to make the commitment and have the discipline to do it over and over and over again until it is finished. Then you find something new to finish!
We recommending living by the 3 D’s:
- Do it
- Delegate it
- Dump it.
Make your decision and commit right then and there. If you commit to doing it, set a timeline and time allotment to finish it.