I am listening to the book Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff. I love the book and here is why
I like this book as you learn:
But he did break down some things that seemed to obvious and yet we miss it.You Start Your Work on a Goal, and You're Not Meeting it.
Here are your options:
First of all, some people are going to freak out with this idea. YOU NEED TO REACH and STRETCH.
YOU NEED TO GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE!
While that is true, you also need to finish your goal. Setting yourself up to fail does not help much. The goal is to finish the goal and set a new one.
You have a wedding coming up. You need to fit in the dress. You can't change the goal (fit in the dress). You can't change the time (can't postpone the wedding so you can fit in the dress). You need to look at your actions and change them.
You want to lose 20 lbs by losing 2 lbs a week. You are struggling. So you change the goal to 1 lb a week. Now you hit the goal, feel motivated and keep going. Yes, the time will take longer but you are inspired to keep going. In the end, you reach the goal.
Think of it like a degree. When you are job hunting, nobody asks you how long it took you to get the degree, they just need to know if you finished.Tracking Your Changes Allows You To Figure Out What Works
I lose weight. I was motivated as I had a big event coming up. I dropped 10 lbs When I got home, I started slacking.
When I got up to 219, I got mad (as it doesn't take long to gain it back). So what did I do? I looked at what was working and started doing that again.
Why don't I just do that all the time? That's a mystery I have not figured out yet.
Jon talks about the fear of what is next in his book. Some people don't finish because then they have to figure out what to do next.
You can get the book for free (the audio version of the book is read by the author).
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