“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.” –David Allen
Perhaps nothing more keeps our potential intact, as opposed to expressed, than all the projects started but never completed.
It’s way safe (and even admirable) to start. It’s way harder to finish.
Finishing means people will evaluate how it came out.
Finishing means we could now actually do something with what we created.
Finishing means we have an opportunity to improve upon it, or take the initiative into an even next-level project, above and beyond it.
Finishing is in no way safe or easy. Yet, the question is whether we want our Self expressed or simply full of potential.
Someone whose end-of-life headstone says “Died With Potential Intact” didn’t make much difference for the poor souls around them.
What can you finish (vs take to your grave) this week?
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“Stopping at third adds no more to the score than striking out. It doesn’t matter how well you start if you fail to finish.” –Billy Sunday
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.