Between you and me, I’m pretty sure every single person who has joined Half-Finished to Done, LIVE has thought this.
I never get offended when people say “I don’t think this will work for me,” because I know that there’s something else going on here.
The thought “I don’t trust myself to follow through.”
You might have convinced yourself that this won’t stick or that you’ve tried something just like this before, but I’m going to ask you to play in a world where the following is true:
Maybe this is different.
Maybe this will help me get to the root cause of my half-finished projects. (Not just treat the symptoms.)
Maybe I’m ready.
Maybe I can learn to trust myself again.
If that could be true, would you take the leap?
Here’s what I suspect you’ve tried: Beating yourself up, telling yourself to “just do it,” willpowering and white-knuckling, and getting stuck in the same self-fulfilling cycle. The dang vortex of half-finished projects, as I not-so-fondly like to call it.
Here’s the new way: Understand exactly why you haven’t been finishing projects, and understand the exact inputs needed for a finished product.
Here’s a quick preview: Generating productive thoughts and productive feelings, processing unpleasant feelings (instead of resisting them), planning ahead, taking massive action, anticipating obstacles, and understanding your wins so that you can replicate and amplify them.