The Habit of Finishing Stuff

The most popular Leadership Freak post of 2022 addressed the challenge of dangling rabbits. When you chase every rabbit that crosses the path, you struggle to finish stuff.

One difference between frustration and fulfillment is the ability to finish stuff.

The shorter way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time. Image of a bunny with one ear up and one ear down.

How to Develop the Habit of Finishing stuff

#1. Finish one small thing before you begin the next thing.

Take something off your plate before you put something on it.

#2. Begin-AND-finish small tasks.

Don’t create dangling rabbits by half-doing a task you can finish quickly.

#3. When you leave your desk, put one thing in its place.

“The shorter way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.” Mozart

#4. Only start what you intend to finish.

Before you start something, ask yourself, “Do I intend to finish this?”

Tip: Great finishers are skeptical about starting something new. They won’t begin until they have reasonable confidence they can finish.

What’s your strategy for finishing stuff?

Still curious:

Read the original post here.

This post takes the opposite position: The Plate Drop Challenge.

Why You can Never Finish Anything

The only way to learn how many plates you can spin is to break some plates. Image of a person spinning plates.