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Finish What You Start!

You get credit for what you finish, not what you start.
— Unknown

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!

"Double Trouble"

10 rounds:

  • 5 Double Squat Med Ball Throws
  • 20 Double Unders
  • 10 Double Kicks

* Click the link and view the video for exercise demonstrations and modifications.