I have ideas, lots of ideas...and some of them are actually kinda good! I stay up all night coming up with these grand plans, I write them down, draw them out, think about them night and day, and then eventually something happens and I have to put it on a shelf, or even worse, watch someone else live out my dream.
I am definitely a starter, but not always a finisher.
For example, about ten years ago, I came up with a household product. I pitched my invention idea to a company. To my surprise, they loved it! Next thing I know, we are discussing names and developing prototypes. Then, "stuff" just happened. Steve and I were planning a wedding, money got tight, and there was a death in the family. I never got around to finishing the product and two years later, I saw my idea on TV. I was crushed.
Was I upset? Of course, but mainly because I knew it was my own doing. This wasn't the first time I didn't follow through with my plan and it sure would not be the last.
Fast forward to the present and I am diligently working on my next big plan! However, this time will be different. I will finish what I've started! Obstacles will most certainly come my way, but I am prepared this time. I will not give up on my dream.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. Well, I have learned a lot these past few years and have come up with some foolproof ideas to help me finish what I start.
- Only pursue ideas you are passionate about- your life is busy enough already
- Be sure you have the resources to complete your idea
- Prepare a detailed plan and budget your time to follow it
- Keep track of your progress and reward yourself along the way
- Periodically, reevaluate your idea and be sure it is still worth your time and effort
- Commit to your idea
- When things get tough, remind yourself of why you started
- Be sure to enjoy the process
I will keep you posted on my progress and good luck to all of you and your adventures to come! I have faith in your abilities to finish what you start!
Today's workout is double the fun!
- 5 Double Squat Med Ball Throws
- 20 Double Unders
- 10 Double Kicks
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