I would love to be someone who always sees things through to their end (albeit sometimes bitter end). But, I’d be lying if I said that I completed every single task that I started. It seems that a lot of people in our fast-paced, overly-committed culture are in this same boat; And, I’d bet that part of our cumulative stress comes from the growing list of things we’ve left undone. William James said it best, “Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”
This blog post isn’t to increase our search engine results and it isn’t so that I can show off my obviously exceptional skills as a masterful writer (ha!). This post is just a friendly reminder to slow down, take a breath, and set your mind to finish something!
Whether you have a project that you can finish today or you need to work to finish launching that new business; creating small steps to finish that task will be your key to success. Crossing these items off of a ‘to-do’ list can be most gratifying and can give you a feeling of accomplishment. Your task for this week? Finish something. Take on that project that’s been nagging at you and give it 110%. Afterall, isn’t it better to do one thing right than start 10 new projects and leave each of them half-done?
Great advice, Alyssa! Seth Godin puts this in one word: ship!
Seth Godin is a genius! Thanks for reminding me to keep “Ship” in my mind as well!
Thanks for the reminder 🙂
Definitely! Thanks for the comment. :]
Thanks Alyssa! I’m running with your advice today! Momentum is built by finishing something. Snowball effect!
Glad to hear that my post helped you have a productive day! Momentum is definitely a great help as well! I actually find that, sometimes, listening to music can help me focus on and finish a project. Anything in particular that assists you in “finishing?”
Definitely better to finish something that have everything half baked.
Definitely agree with you! What tools do you use to make sure that things are finished?