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Inez Lanns

Inez Lanns

By Inez Lanns

How many times have you started something but did not finish it?  Maybe it was something as small as beginning a book and not reading it to the end. Or maybe it was bigger, such as beginning college courses and not completing your degree.  There are so many things that we begin and do not complete:  a home project, a plan to start a business or organization, that plan to go to the gym three times a week, and the list goes on. Sometimes we begin things and halfway through it we realize that we no longer want that thing. Maybe life’s circumstances have taken you off of the path that you were once on, so it stopped progress towards that thing. Whatever the reason may be, we have all experienced beginning something yet not finishing it.

We are each allotted an uncertain amount of time to live our lives here on Earth. That time is very precious and valuable. To begin something again and again, but not finish is a waste of time. Once time is gone we cannot get it back. We can learn a lesson in the process, but we cannot get what we invested – time, money, resources – back. Your life, your time, your dreams, your ideas and your plans are important!

If you have something that you want to do, don’t just start it. Choose to finish the task to the end. Before getting started on it, find out if you can commit to finishing it out to the end.  Find out how much time it will require.

Find out how much money it will cost. Find out if you possess the pre-requisites to move forward it. Ask yourself how bad to you really want it. And when things try to get in your way to stop you – whether it is laziness, lack of motivation, fear, opinions of others, etc., – you will need to remind yourself of why you are doing it. You have to make up in your mind that you are going to stick it out to the end. People can encourage and discourage you, but ultimately the choice to follow through to the end is yours.

It’s not about being the smartest, the richest or the most talented. The people who end up succeeding are the ones who finish the race and complete the task. Be a finisher!

Inez Lanns was born and raised in Ventura County.  She currently writes a blog on her web site:

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