Planning to Finish

I am a great planner.

I can plan events, share vision for an organization, and sketch out goals with the best of them. This is a task that I have refined over the years. It is one of my strengths.

But there is a problem. Finishing.

Starting something does not count for much if you fail to see it through to completion. I can begin lots of initiatives or campaigns, but if I fail to see them through to the end, what was the purpose?

This has to stop.

I no longer want to think of myself as a great planner, but as a great finisher. Someone who can close the deal. Someone who can lead the project from start to finish.

Until I make this change happen in my life, it won't. I must have a plan to change this bad habit of failing to finish.

What I have discovered is that without  plan, you will postpone actions indefinitely.

My plans had the beginning clearly defined, but lacked a finish line.

Actions that change your productivity habits do not happen by accident. They are the result of conscious choices.

Question:

What have you failed to finish in your life? How can you change that today?

Bryan Clifton

Oklahoma City, OK