Did You Start Something New? Again?

Jun 24, 2020

Did you start something new again?  Yes I'm asking you!

You had a new idea, and you went all in!  It was exciting and it was going to finally be your "big thing".

But once the excitement wore off you moved to the next "Big Thing" and forgot about your previous idea.

It's not that you don't have the understanding of what you need to do to make the first idea work, and it's not that you don't have the ability to follow through, the truth is you got a little bored with just one thing.

I am just as guilty as you.  I have too many ideas syndrome all the time!  Each idea could have been highly successful on its own.  But the excitement of new was too much!

Recently I went back to one of my favorite books. Autobiography Of A Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda.  It's the only book Steve Jobs had on his Ipad and he read it every year.  

There's a reason for that.   It's just that good.  I was reminded of the importance of following through with what you are doing before moving on. After all, you can't live in a house with walls but no roof, or drive a car with a body but not wheels!

My advice is to Finish What You Start, It Can't Finish Itself, or more eloquently put by Paramahansa Yogananda himself:

 

“You possess the power of thought and the power of will. 

“Devote your entire will power to mastering one thing at a time; do not scatter your energies, nor leave something half done to begin a new venture.”

 

Go on now, go finish already!...I'll be waiting here for you!