Today I am going to take a different route. I am going to make a list. This list will serve in an advisory capacity. My life is dominated by to do lists. On a day-to-day basis I continually try to tick off all the tasks on my to do list. I am successful most of the time.
One of the other crazy activities I do, is tracking my habits. Religiously I try to better my hebdomadal habits and I try to better myself each month.
In fear of scaring people away from my blog, I am going to mention one more crazy thing I do. I track my calories. Solely 4 days of the week (not every single day, I am not that crazy) I do my tracking. I believe that a caloric deficit is the key to loosing weight. The problem is, is that I eat all that I see on weekends. I have to change it though. But ooh well. One problem at a time.
I mentioned two weeks ago that I got a brain wave while writing a piece. That is to finish what you have started. These words inspired me. So here is my list of five reasons why we have to finish what we have started:
1. Personal Growth
An age-old saying goes: “anything that does not grow, dies”. If we do not push through our difficulties, we stagnate and die. That is the human nature. If we do not finish what we have started, we cannot grow as a person
2. Feeling of accomplishment
Finish off what we have started is a great way to get those endorphins going. It gives you a feel good mood. A feeling of accomplishment is a great way to celebrate yourself and what you have mastered. Celebration is distinctively key. The celebration kind of makes it worth it at the end.
3. Increase in Confidence
The feeling of accomplishment brings us to the next step. Confidence. When we finish off one task or project, it gives us confidence to undertake the next task or project.
4. It invites learning
A finished tasked gives you precious life experiences. Life experiences = increased wisdom. Learning is also key when you undertake your next task or the next phase of your life. You apply what you have learned in your next challenge.
5. Equips you for the next challenge
Almost like learning and gaining experience. Equipping is also key. More arrows in a quiver is crucial for the next phase of your life and to undertake your next project.
I cannot be a person who merely gives you these recommendations and have not applied it myself. I have been tried and tested. I have gone through moments in my life where I truly wanted to give up, but to finish what I have started was so important to me.
Take my journey to get my degree for example. I studied marketing. I was not the greatest example of being a student. Graduating took longer than planned.
There were a lot of times when I wanted to give up and tell my family that I am dead and buried. But I finished it. I am so grateful for that.
I am so grateful for finishing. This man behind the screen have learned those 5 principles and have acquired those skills.
Of course, I could not do it on my own. Friends and family were with me all the way. They cheered me on and encouraged me all the way
Most of all, Jesus together with the Holy Spirit walked with me all the way.
I am eternally grateful for my journey.