Going the distance…
I woke up the other morning, looked around my house, and it hit me, I’m a “ninety percenter”. When I take on a project I go “all in”. I work and work and work on it until it is almost complete. Then for some strange reason, maybe boredom, maybe lack of funds, maybe because I just simply no longer want to, I stop.
About 16 months ago I bought a new house for Ethan and I . The day we moved in the demolition started. Night after night, day after day I worked on the house and to be honest, it looks great and has really come a long way but it is not finished. I still have to replace the baseboards and switch out a few more electrical outlets. Both are very minor details. The house is good enough. It looks great and it is more than live-able. But the problem is I know that it is not done. I know that I have loose ends that need to be tied up. Because I know this, I can never really rest.
In my mind I have a list of all the work that needs to be completed and quite frankly, it is always there. It’s like having a “honey do” list without any of the advantages that come along with having a wife. That list is a constant nag in my head. If I watch a football game, I’m always looking around the room thinking about what needs to be finished rather than enjoying the game.
In order to defeat mediocrity, I’ve come to realize that I must finish what I start. I must go the distance.
Are you a “ninety percenter”? If you are, join me in making a commitment to yourself to tie up your loose ends and see all of your projects through to the end! Your future self will thank you for it.
Have a great day!