It’s something everyone struggles with. Either because we can’t stick to one thing, or more likely we are not patient enough.
The mind would prefer to do what is easy then what is difficult. But easy goals don’t pay much of a reward.
Ask any of your 10 friends about a difficult project they’ve started and see how many have given up, or simply got tired of it because progress came to slow.
To reach success, an important skill is learning to finish what you start. You should not be surprised when I say if you’ve yet to learn it, you will never reach success.
I will teach you how to get over this, whether it’s a small problem or something you had issues with for the longest.
Know what happens with and without completion
I find that the best way to learn or apply something is to first know what it is.
To learn something new can sometimes be difficult. You are used to doing things one way. Being comfortable and not having to push yourself much. So, when the time comes your brain triggers uncomfortably and shy’s away.
The brain is a powerful tool, but it works against you most of the time if you haven’t learned how to master it.
Completing anything you start is a habit. When you feel uncomfortable, push pass it. Do that with small projects and your mind will slowly adapt to this new habit.
The more you do it the easier it becomes. Soon enough completing little tasks will become simple.
Learn to be patient
Patients is a virtue, but we always fail to practice it.
Everyone wishes things could move faster. From the simple-minded to the highly successful. So, we embark on our journey tackling the biggest and most difficult projects first. and when we fail, it crushes us and starts to build a bad habit that is unnoticeable at first.
If something takes 6 hours, break it down to two hours. The best way to finish anything is to chip at it piece by piece.
You wouldn’t think something as small as a termite would do much damage to something as big as a house, but little by little they chip at the wood and turn it into dust. From the outside, it looks as if little damage has been done, but with time the house will soon come crashing down.
No such thing as perfect
I never had a problem with trying to be a perfectionist. It came from nowhere. Either the color wasn’t bright enough, the design was crooked, or I just did not like it. It would get as bad as me getting upset because I couldn’t get it just right.
Everything you do or want to do, someone is doing it or has already done it. You will always have competition even if you are not directly competing with them. The more time you spend trying to fix something as insignificant as a little color on a page, the more time you waste.
We are told to work like someone is trying to take it all away from us and it’s true. It is far better to complete your tasks and set goals that’ll make a difference.
If being a perfectionist is something that is hard to get over like it is for me; do the tasks and come back to it when you have the time.
Focus on one thing
Chasing two rabbits leaves you with none. Working on two projects at a time leaves your brain numb and you barely done with either one.
Multitasking is none existent. You can’t actually do two things at once, just as you can’t have two active thoughts in the brain at once.
Trying to multitask and do more because it feels like you are getting more done is a quick way to burn out.
One task and straight focus allows, your brain to work more efficiently.
One task feels like less. One task causes less stress and gives you more motivation to push through the pain, because it is not as much as bouncing from one to the other trying to remember which thought belongs where.
The tasks that end up being the hardest to compete are the ones you don’t enjoy, but just because you don’t enjoy it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it at all. It will simply require a little more effort.
Remember to break things down, that will build up your endurance like a runner and what seemed difficult at first will come easy. If you feel uncomfortable doing it, it most likely means you are doing something right.
I listed 4 simple and easy steps to get you started, but the most important step that I did not put in there is to simply get started.