Category – Business
Reading time – 5 minutes
Starting is easy. Every year millions of people start things. They take resolutions. They start journaling. They even start evening walks and blogs.
Many more testosterone filled souls start revolutions. But it is both frightening and disheartening that 92% of the revolutions fail. Especially violent revolutions.
Non violence has better chance of succeding, as it stays for longer duration and gets more moral support. So we humans are excellent starters but very poor finishers.
Projects, books, loveletters, charities, homeworks, commitments, most of businesses in long term don’t finish well.
So, finishing a thing is an extremely rare skill, that is must for every restless entrepreneur.
What can you do. Here are few things
1. Don’t aim for perfection.
Nobody was perfect and nobody will be. Do best whatever you can do. And just don’t mess up voluntarily. Accept that you are normal ape, that is not perfect.
2. Divide and rule –
Divide big work into small tasks. It frightens less. It remains manageable. It keeps your brain away from panic and chaos. If you want to write a book try to write a page first.
3. Make things fun –
Attach some reward or pleasurable activity with your work. Listen to music. Go out while drinking your coffee if you should. Watch a cricket match on reaching home.
4. Remove noble hurdles –
They represent part of perfectionism. Things like, ” If I do this, then I will… need to be avoided.
5. Measure progress –
You will get idea about how much have you accomplished.
6. Find your space –
Identify time and place, where you are generally most productive. I know you count bathroom in, and it’s ok, if you are creative there.
These things will help you finish a lot more thing. A half done work is not useful to anybody.
Inspiration – Finish by Jon Scuff
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