The will to finish
I am a finisher, I mean I am one of those people who will plod and push and try and keep going until the job is finished. I have friends who are not finishers, they start projects and jobs and never get them finished.
However, I must say that the last 3 years has seen even my stubborn determination to finish tested. Today it came close to just throwing in the towel. After all, if I have given it my best shot (and I have), if I have given my all (and trust me, on this project, I am spent), then isn’t it time to call it a day? Yet, I cannot.
Perhaps it is stubborn pride, perhaps it is the determination to finish what I started…but whatever it is, in the end my sheer will to finish this project is all I am left with.
I have been through the motivational talks, the self talk and the goals I set when I started. I have evaluated the outcomes, enjoyed a measure of rewards (such as growing in character, knowing more about stuff, etc.) and been able to see the project in perspective (I think – after all, this is not my life, just a project). But, I cannot just walk away. Somehow, somewhere I became invested in this.
I am close to being done, the end is in sight, and it takes sheer will to spend even 2 minutes on the project I feel so burned out. But, I cannot walk away. So, by sheer will I am going to finish this.
What about you? Are you a starter or a finisher? What do you do when you come to the end of yourself and it isn’t done? How do you keep pushing through? Share some thoughts, I would love to hear.
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