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Today’s show is a companion to the prior How To Start and How To Keep Going episodes.

It’s often said that starting is the hardest part. While that may be true, finishing is far from easy.

Procrastination, distractions, lack of motivation, and many other things can keep us from completing tasks and projects. Unfinished side projects pile high and we feel a lack of satisfaction and accomplishment.

How do you buckle down and finish something? What does it take? Should you finish everything? Is there such a thing as “starters” and “finishers”, or is that just an excuse for underdeveloped skill?

We cover all this and much more!

Highlights, Takeaways, & Quick Wins:
  • “Ideas are multipliers of execution.” – Derek Sivers
  • Say no to something now so you can say yes to it in the right time.
  • The right time to break a commitment is when your goals have changed.
  • Pick the one goal that will make the biggest difference in your life over the next year.
  • Find your why—why did you start this in the first place?
  • You have to care more about the task at hand than you care about distractions.
  • To focus, prevent the possibility of distractions.
  • Set your future projects up for success by finishing properly—remove the resistance to starting.
  • If someone relies on you to do something, you’re more likely to do it.

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