Finish What You Start

I’m reviving another post from January, because the topic expresses my goal for this month’s Ultimate Blog Challenge: finish what I start!

I have had a chronic case of NOT finishing things and I’m determined to change that bad habit.

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[Even though this original post was about the new year, it could just as easily be about a new month, week, or day].

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Obviously, just because the year ends, it doesn’t mean we automatically finish everything we have been doing at the stroke of midnight as a new year starts.  We often have to tie up loose ends, or something may in fact be an ongoing project or a part of our lives that remains.

 

In this case, I’m referring to those projects we have started, or those obligations or commitments we have made, that we need to complete as part of our new year’s plan of action.  This concept especially hit home with me when I began working on putting things back in place after we did some major home improvements over the summer.

 

In addition to realizing we simply have too much STUFF – I also came across old notebooks listing projects to make or complete, goals to achieve, and other plans to implement or continue – as well as dozens (OK, actually 100+) sewing and craft projects in various stages of completion (from cut out, ready to sew –to nearly done).

 

Here’s what Joyce Meyer says in New Day New You  for the devotional thought on September 16, about the topic of finishing what we start:

 

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.

 

How about you? Do you have things you need to finish, to be successful in 2013?

 

As  I said, I have once again joined the Ultimate Blog Challenge.

 

I have started it – and I plan to finish it! Anybody else doing this or another blog challenge? Do you have other areas of life in which you have started something, but never finished it?

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8 thoughts on “Finish What You Start

  1. It is all too easy to get distracted. I too have started the Ultimate blog challenge before and failed. this time I am determined to achieve my goal. I hope you do too and I look forward to following you

  2. Love the energy, Klee! I believe you will finish. Marie Forleo posted a fabulous video about why we don’t finish what we start and one of her thoughts really struck me – we let our personal goals be optional in a way that we don’t allow for tasks for our bosses, friends, and family. That set me straight. I’m going to finish too. Praying & sending good thoughts your way!
    Carolyn Moore recently posted..Alone On Purpose

  3. I’ve made a commitment to myself to blog every day for the year 1013. So far, I’ve only had one day where I was less than enthusiastic. I think it’s in my nature to finish what I begin.
    Francene Stanley recently posted..July 4th

  4. Too much to do. There’s always something I feel I should be working on that’s “more important,” so I shift my priorities. Often away from what’s important to me and my goals. I love the quote you’ve added…great perspective to add.
    Lorena recently posted..soul purpose

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