Having a Hard Time Finishing?

Written by on Mar 1 2010

My father always told me that the hardest part of any job is finishing it. Here are somethings you can do to make it easier to finish:

  • Launch. If you don’t launch, you’ll never finish.
  • Have a reason to finish. “To make my wife/parent/child proud.” “I’m going to change the world with this.” Keep this reason in mind when the going gets tough.
  • Don’t do it alone. Have someone that will pick you up and keep you going.
  • Make something people will fall in love with. And then fall in love with helping them.
  • Put all your eggs in your own basket. If the the other option is going to work for someone else… Who wants that? * Wear cool shoes. This won’t actually help you finish other than you’ll know you’ll look cool once you do.
  • Not only will you feel like a failure if you don’t finish, but by definition you will be a failure.
  • You are awesome! Not finishing is not an option.
  • Your friends will quickly tire of congratulating and encouraging you on yet another new idea. (They never tire of it if you finish.)
  • Your mother will love you anyways, but she will love you more if you don’t quit. Yes she will.
  • You’ll look better at your high school reunion.
  • You’ll feel better about yourself.
  • Whatever you do next will be more successful.
  • Chicks dig quitters. Not.
  • Would you rather tell the story of how you gave up or that you finished it and gave it everything you had?

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