Finally Friday: Finishing Things We Have Started

Don’t Give Up…

You CAN Finish What You Started!



Happy Friday night! I have previously published a series of blog posts on Preventing Procrastination, Prizing Prioritizing, and Pursuing Purpose.

For today, since it’s FINALLY FRIDAY, in reality and according to my self-imposed blog theme list — I thought I would borrow from that series and turn the spotlight onto this rather uncomfortable thought:

Procrastination is being unwilling to finish what you start.

Ouch!  It makes me experience a strange combination of feelings, including anger, defensiveness, frustration, and guilt. Am I really *unwilling* to finish what I start?

This idea sent me into a period of retrospection and reflection, followed by the stark realization that there have in fact been times that I simply didn’t want to finish something I started (projects, meal preparation, exercise routines, freelance work, schoolwork, plans for one thing or another…).

Other times, I’m not sure if it is unwillingness as much as taking on too much — being out of balance — and getting overwhelmed to the point that I feel unable to accomplish what I should. So maybe, after all, it does end up being an *unintentional* unwillingness to finish what I started! The wiser idea, as the above quote suggests, would be to take those baby steps–one at a time, one task at a time–rather than getting overwhelmed with the BIG picture. We can only achieve our dreams by continually moving FORWARD!

I think some of the most glaring unfinished things for me have been {{cough, cough…continue to be}} freelance projects, plans to de-clutter and reorganize around home, and sewing projects. The problem is, as I’ve mentioned before in a quote from Joyce Meyer, the inherent character flaws that caused this issue won’t go away if I continue NOT to face them and change myself and my attitude toward them:


If you have been tempted recently to give up–DON’T!

If you don’t finish the thing you are currently involved in, you will face the same challenges in the next thing you start.

Some people spend all their lives starting new things and never finishing anything.

Let us make a decision to be more than people who never reached their full potential.”

Joyce Meyer


So What Do YOU Think?


Do you struggle with this issue of being unwilling to finish what you started, either consciously or unintentionally?


Do you think it’s rebellion? Fear? Laziness? Overwhelmed and/or over-committed?




2 thoughts on “Finally Friday: Finishing Things We Have Started”
  1. Stepping out of our comfort zone and deal with our own fears, insecurities, procrastination, can be challenging. But once we’ve made it, we reach the great feeling of freedom!!!

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