Whenever you start something, you’re filled with interest and anticipation. You wonder how the project or event is going to progress. You think about how hard you’ll work on it. But then one day, the project doesn’t seem as important as you thought.
When this happens, your cherished goal loses its glow. Plus, you now have some other things you need to work on. Gradually, the project you were all excited about gets put on the back burner. Before you know it, months have gone by and you never seem to have the time or energy to go back and finish it. [Like this post if you’ve ever felt like this]
Would you like to change this recurring sequence of events? Imagine your feelings of pride and accomplishment as you begin to finish your projects – one after the other. But how can you turn things around to where you can consistently complete your projects?
Try these strategies to help you finish what you start:
1.Prioritize. Before you jump in and begin something, ask yourself whether it’s really important. One key to finishing what you start is to not begin something that has little relevance in your life. For example, buying that expensive Italian language package to learn to speak Italian might sound challenging and fun, but do you have a trip planned to Italy or some other Italian-speaking country within the next
year? Maybe you’re headed to Mexico instead. How much good will speaking Italian do you there?
2. Assess timing. Ask yourself, “Is this the right time to start something new?” Any other big things going on in your life will take time away from new projects you hope to do. If it’s November and you want to start a massive project of cleaning out the closets in your home, recognize that the holidays are starting next month. Is this the right time? Can you get the closets done in a month? If not, no worries. You can always note in your calendar on January 1st to begin your closet cleaning then.
3.Commit yourself. After determining that a project is important enough to start
and it’s the right time, commit to it. When you make this type of commitment, write out exactly what you plan to do. Write down each step. Plan to finish all steps within a time frame that’s acceptable to you. Plan your project and then go forward with each step according to your plan.
Try these steps! Let me know if you need help getting started with them. I work with clients that are serious about reaching their ultimate career goal at latteresumeconsulting.com
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