To start is to begin to do something and to finish is to reach the end of something. Obviously if you don’t start you will never finish. How many times have you set a goal but never accomplished it simply because you didn’t start working on it. It is important to set goals and to write them down. It’s even great to create an action plan to achieve those goals. But if you don’t apply any action towards your goals it will be virtually impossible to accomplish your goals.
A goal without a plan AND action is merely a dream. As we know dreams are created in our imagination and are not real. To turn a dream into reality convert it into a goal. The next time you set a goal and create an action plan I want you to close your eyes and SEE yourself finishing, accomplishing, and celebrating the success of that goal. You must believe in your ability to finish. Invest in you and your success. Always celebrate your successes no matter how small or large.
For example, if you want to read a book you must 1) Purchase the book, 2) Set aside time to read the book, 3) Actually sit down and read the book, 4) Don’t start another book until you finish reading the current book, and 5) Celebrate when you finish reading the book! I challenge you to speak & write your goals. Next see yourself finishing your goals. Actively work on your goals. And don’t forget to celebrate!
Today is the day to commit to getting started so we can finish. Here’s a mantra to help you with this, “I WILL persist until I succeed. It’s not over until I win! I have greatness within me.”