I am amazing at starting things.
I start new books, new dreams, new projects, new ideas with an admirable amount of energy, enthusiasm and drive.
That’s another story. Finishing is kind of a drag to me. I think it’s the hardest part of a project. It’s not nearly as fun as starting. Starting is sexy and easy and fireworks over the sky as we celebrate the possibility of where this adventure will lead us!
I hate finishing. I used to be horrible at finishing.
Unfortunately, though, I learned a secret about starting and finishing.Read the full post here.
Starting a project doesn’t change the world. Finishing a project changes the world.
When I read this, I was thinking, "Yup, that's me." I was thinking of my weight loss goals and this blog. I was thinking about my family and the things I want for them. I was thinking about how good I am at starting things and how very, very bad I am at finishing them. I don't want to be a quitter. I want to be a finisher.
God willing, in 2012:
- I will finish losing the weight that I set out to lose back in January of 2010. 50 down, 40 to go...
- I will run and finish my second half marathon.
- I will finish reading every book that I have purchased on my Kindle and only half read. 12 of them.
- I will finish each day in God's word and in prayer with my children.
I'm going to share it here.