Will he finished what he begins?
Yoda’s question concerning Luke’s commitment is a good one for us to contemplate.
Many of us start things and never finish them. (I’m typing this in my home office that my friends and I made more than I year ago and I haven’t finished painting or putting up molding.)
Why Don’t We Finish?
Most of the things we don’t finish are because we either didn’t make it a habit or we lost sight of why we were doing them. In other words, we lost our F.O.C.U.S.
We have made it a habit to start projects, but have we made it a habit to finish?
Habits require repetition. When we begin a new habit, it starts because we do that action day after day, night after night.
Take brushing your teeth. Most of us brush them shortly after we get up in the morning and right before bed. Why? Because this habit was instilled in us by our parents “making us” do it. This habit carried its way to adulthood.
When we lost our “why” we let things end prematurely. We lose our motivation and go with “good enough” instead of completed.
How We Can Finish
If you want to complete something, As John Lee Dumas says, you need to have F.O.C.U.S.
To implement F.O.C.U.S., do the following:
- These are simple but not easy
- Be selective in what you plan on doing
- Schedule your time and energy
- Write out why you are doing it
- Track what you’ve done and celebrate small wins
- Have a deadline
God’s Not Done With Us
Thankfully our Heavenly Father does not lack focus. He is One who completes what He starts.
We know that in this life, we will have troubles (see Jesus’ words in John 16:33)