Finish What You Start
usually with some level of disappointment or concern.
Take a moment and think about what you've carried over from yesterday into today, that's still unfinished, and if you don't complete it, you'll carry it with you into tomorrow. What would allow you to say, at the end of this very day, "I am complete for today?"
Dedication to complete what you start is a powerful practice that allows you to pause and think about what you say yes to BEFORE you make a promise. This pause allows you to determine whether you can deliver on your commitment. In the meantime, you can ground this practice into your daily living. Start by completing what's incomplete. Write down anything unfinished, schedule it, and do it.
Completion areas to consider are:
1) Tasks you have committed to doing.
2) Conversations that you know need to happen.
3) Clutter that bothers you. (You'll know it bothers you because every time you walk by the "mess" you tell yourself you got to clean it up.)
4) Dreams that persist but never get started.
Don't spend valuable time analyzing why it's incomplete. Analysis in the form of self-recrimination, why or how it happened, or blaming others or conditions, keeps you in a cycle of incompletion. The actual act of finishing will inform your analysis. Then you'll know how to avoid the incompletion rather than speculating on how you might prevent it in the future.
Instead of focusing on why you didn't do it, consider the following steps:
1) Decide you will do it.
2) Commit to finish.
3) Plan it.
4) Do it.
I guarantee you the energy you'll release through the act of completion will delight and revitalize you!
May your day be peaceful and productive.
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Paulette Sun Davis