In a culture where start-ups and entrepreneurship are on the rise, we are good at starting things. It’s one thing to start something, but following through and finishing it well is another. We get these ideas or tasks, we start on them but often it takes more work to actually finish them and even more work to finish them well.

For example, I started this blog a little over a month ago… It was easy to buy the domain name, throw up WordPress and get it up and running. I’m sitting here writing my 3rd blog post ( I don’t really count the first one because it was just an intro to the blog). We have to be intentional with our time. I could just leave this blog started, but I’ll be more happy with finishing a blog post and hitting publish on it.

Starting without finishing well breeds laziness. I am often guilty of this myself. It’s easy to finish something well when it’s easy, but when that something takes work or stretches us out of our comfort zone, we either give up or pro-long the process of getting it done. What would happen if we gave everything our 100% instead of our 75%? Even if it takes longer to finish, we at least did it well. We took on the task, learned what we needed to and got it done well.

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How will you finish? Will you finish at all? Ponder these things as you’re working on things today. Don’t just start something with the intention of finishing it, finish it. You’ll be glad you did.

What’s something you want to start and finish? What’s something you’ve started and want to finish? Let me know in the comments below.