Did you have an idea, started it and never finished? Yes? Me to!
If a thought that you at least started the damn thing (the idea) – realising how hard it is to start one off the ground in the first place – comforted you, then I’m the one telling you how the reality looks like. You did not reach your goal!! So your effort could be perceived as next to worthless – but it’s just half of the truth. The raw, nasty one, the one I’m writing this post about. The other one talks about learned lessons etc. – but you know..you didn’t reach your goal. Ask yourself why?
Was it lack motivation and self-discipline? Were you distracted? Did you fear failure or success?
Procrastination is a part of what makes people human; it’s not possible to completely overcome any of those shortcomings. Wanting to put off a difficult task is normal. Avoiding a challenge is normal.
Just think for a moment about a time you put off a task, finally got started, and then, once into it, thought, “I don’t know why I kept putting this off–it’s going really well. And it didn’t turn out to be nearly as hard as I imagined.”
It never is!
That’s the big secret of highly productive people. They try not to think about the pain they’ll feel in the beginning; they focus on how good they will feel once they’re engaged and involved – and it takes lots of practice to achieve this kind of thinking!
And they get started. And then they don’t stop until they’re Finished! Unless there’s a really, really good reason not to finish–which, of course, there almost never is.
You are on the move now – finish what you started and don’t look back untill you reach the goal.