I’m not sure where I heard this, but it just came to mind today, as I was working on a long-winded project. The saying is brief and pithy, and it goes like this:
“It ain’t done until it’s done!”
How true. Are you often starting up a new project, doing a bit of it, and then starting up a new project, whilst promising to come back to the first? I know I am guilty of this kind of thing all the time.
But like the saying goes, “It ain’t done until it’s done”. In other words, “nearly done” is not the same as “done”. A space shuttle that is “nearly” finished isn’t of much practical use to anyone, and certainly cannot be trusted for a space flight. You can’t “nearly” win a race either. You either do or you don’t!
Likewise, in your professional life, you need to emphasize actually finishing a project off, i.e. getting it DONE, before starting up with something else. Otherwise, you really are biting off more than you can chew.
I’m trying to make sure I start less, but get what I have started done at last. I think this is a very important skill to master in this age of attention deficit. Indeed, one of the traits of highly successful people seems to be their ability to focus upon doing one thing at a time, and getting each of those things DONE!
Worth thinking about?
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