A Fine Finishing Touch
John 19:30 (KJV) When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
I’ve been writing blogs on my website healthyhustleandheart.com regularly since the beginning of this year. It has been super challenging to keep it going. There were days it seemed as if I wasn’t going to have an article to share on the site. With the help of my daughter, coaching and working with me to keep on task , I’ve persevered. Often times, after working over 50 hours a week at my regular job, assisting with my volunteer services, and all the other numerous commitments, It seemed like I wasn’t going to finish my articles for that week. My daughter would remind me that “ mom, you must finish what you started you required that from us, so I’ll tell it to you now.”
I’m writing this article for those who have started things and didn’t finish what you started. I’m bringing encouragement to those who need a little extra push. This article is for those who need guidance on getting started with your project. It is important to know that finishing is important because it helps you to learn a process. You might go back and rework something but if you never completed it how would you know what to rework or improve? It’s beneficial to know the importance of finishing something because it separates you from the masses of people who do not finish things. I’m offering some tips and tools that have helped me complete two books that are available on Amazon.
The message I’m conveying is finish what you start, even if it’s perfecting it later. Below are some tips on having a fine finishing touch.
How to finish what you start.
I’ll start out with an article I’ve written on working the most important organ in your body. Everything we do, involves the brain. It is so important for us to respect the brain by treating it well. The foods and exercise choices are vital to our brains survival. Click here:
Make a plan. ( Who,what,when,where,and how) Ask yourself these important questions and plan each step. Example, you want to make pecan pies for a bake sale. Who (work site) What (pecan pie) When (12/11) Where (break room) How meet with women’s committee for further instructions .
Look at your time line, get a calendar and write down your finishing date. I highly recommend the planner Slay your goals. It is super important that you keep a written timeline to remind you of your successful finishing of your plan. Pick an achievable date.
Impress yourself by completing (fine finishing touch) your project timely. This is the date you entered in Slay your goals. Compliment yourself with each step of achievement in this process. This is an important step to realizing that you are capable and worthy of finishing what you’ve started. Example: did you finish your who, what, when, where, and how goals, if yes, compliment that achievement. This prepares the brain to press forward for the next step in the process. Keep up the fine finishing touch.
Be clear about your goals you’ve set and your expectations. In your planner Slay your goals create reasonable Key Performance Indicators or KPI’s. When I started my weight loss challenge my KPI’s were : my starting weight, my percentage of body fat, and my exercise performance. Perhaps this will assist you with setting your goals. At this step remember to celebrate your accomplishment/achievement. This prepares the brain to press forward with the next step. Click here Delayed Doesn’t Denote Denied
Remain focused. This again is emphasizing the importance of seeing your plan from start to finish. You have to concentrate and avoid setbacks and distractions. Get in a sweet spot that promotes your undivided attention. Build alliances with those things that support your mission. Plan to overcome barriers to entry that’s hindering to your finish. Set attainable focusing times for your project. Example if your home space isn’t conducive for your work,it’s to loud, too many people, other distractions ; then perhaps the library is your sweet spot to avoid delays and distractions to finishing your project. Explore the endless possibilities to reducing distractions. Again, once this is satisfied, celebrate your accomplishments.
In the scripture referenced above, John 19:30 (KJV) When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished.” Jesus was saying to his father, I have accomplished the work that you gave me to do. Can you say those words? Have you completed A Fine Finishing Touch on something that you started ? Perhaps you wanted to write a book, improve your health, create a garden, opening a catering service, build a house for the homeless, serve on a committee, volunteer for charity, run a marathon,etc. etc. etc.
If you are an achiever, this is a good time to see your project from start to finish. Our Heavenly Father has given us Philippians 4:13 (KJV) I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. That includes you my friend. That’s authority to go forth with determination and support of Gods word. That’s enough just stated to celebrate in being a doer of the word and knowing we serve a loving God, who is cheering for our victory. Go ahead, you’re not a starter only but you are a finisher as well. Because we’ve been given the example with the life of Jesus, Sayings of Jesus on the cross – …. This was a fine finishing touch that was necessary to recognize by precept and example, that a path has been created for your start and finish in life. Take the challenge, do or be whatever you’ve longed to do. Not only can you start a project/process you can finish what you started. I’m rooting for you.
It’s our hope that at healthyhustleandheart these are useful tools to assist you with fulfilling your goals and dreams. I’ve shared tools that I used in how I finished my weekly devotionals, recipes,videos, T-shirts, book writings, and how to create KPI’s. I am grateful that I’ve been given a purpose and a promise. It’s not easy, but when it’s finished , it’s well worth it. It is my prayer that you like, comment, purchase my books, and tell others about this site. I would love to hear from you with thoughts you have on this and other articles I’ve written.
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