I took a wonderful teleclass back in March called Millionaire Time and Productivity Secrets. One of the assignments was to get rid of old files, papers, etc. I had a bag and two file bins of things that needed sorting and shredding. I purchased a paper shredder and became a shredding maniac. But, I still had the two bins of files from as far back as 2004 that kept staring at me. I finally got rid of those bins by taking them to a local shredding event hosted by my credit union. Those files are gone!
I was amazed at how quickly I was able to get through the line and it saved so much of my time it was almost laughable. I would have been shredding for days to get through all of that on my own.
As great as it felt to get rid of those bins of old files, it felt even better to complete that project. I actually LOVE completing things. It is a skill or perhaps even an art that I have had to master over the years. Especially in not having anyone outside of myself to keep me accountable on a regular basis.
It got me thinking about just how many projects so many of us have laying around that are incomplete. Each of those incompletions literally suck energy, time and intention from our lives. Getting rid of those files was like sealing up a slow leak in a tire that still has lots of miles to go.
I found writings, research, marketing ideas and many projects that I started and had not made a chance to finish. It was great stuff! I hadn’t seen it in years!
I even found the manuscript I began and never got the chance to complete because my daughter came along and my priorities and attention had to shift. I promised my daughter I would finish this book so it was great to see it again.
Completing this project reminded me just how wonderful it is to master the art of completion. It’s time to complete those projects the Lord has been instructing you to complete and release. Here are a few tips to help you master the art of completion:
- Identify up to three projects you will choose to complete. These should be the projects that are in the back of your mind tying up your energy with underlying frustration.
- Write out the specific steps it will take to complete the projects. Focus on the steps of one project before you move onto the next one.
- Put target completion dates on each of the mini-tasks on your lists. Set an overall deadline by which you choose to complete each project.
- Block out the time on your calendar and stick to it.
- Celebrate when you are done. Take some down time or do something special for yourself with each project you complete.
I hope these tips help you complete those outstanding projects. Remember, there are people who need to hear what the Lord has placed within you.