“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” – Walter Elliot, Born Sep. 19, 1888.
How do you eat an elephant?
One bite at a time.
If you have a massive project, which will take days (if not weeks) to accomplish, many people lack the organization and willpower to see it through on their own.
Getting started is something everyone can do.
FINISHING is something only successful people manage to do. Funny how that works, right?
Finishing is the great divider. If you want to write, write. Anyone can write. If you want to be a WRITER, then you must finish what you write.
Finish, and you’ll be ahead of fully 80-90% of everyone who is trying and will ultimately fail.
So how? How to finish?
The secret of finishing is to break the larger tasks down into simple, easy-to-complete micro-tasks.
So that even if you can only work on the project for five minutes at a time, progress is accomplished, tasks are checked off, and milestones are approached – and passed.
One after the other until you arrive at the end.
Even if you have to do it inch by inch.
Make a plan, map your progress toward the finish line. Have a checklist. Mark off milestones. FINISH before starting something else.
And that is the secret of success.
Not good ideas.
Not perfection in execution.
Not getting started.
It's in finishing. For better or worse.
The more things you FINISH, the more successful you will be.
The FASTER you can finish, the more things you can try.
Break it down until making daily measurable progress is almost easy and automatic. And your success will be all but inevitable.
Are you inching closer to your goals in a meaningful way every day?