Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Finish Well

It is hard to stick with something when there is no quick reward or instant gratification looming around the corner, especially in today's hyper business environment. Before you even launch a product, you are almost forced to begin working on the next one just to...gulp...keep up. Therefore the temptation for many entrepreneurs is to juggle a million balls at the same time. The only problem is, many of them are bound to fall and crack open with this erratic strategy.
I do agree, that we must become adept at managing multiple projects to stay competitive, relevant, and cutting edge. However, this takes almost militant styled discipline, execution, and time/energy management (all of which take TIME to develop). The only way to execute something quickly and still be proficient at it is by focusing, perfecting  processes, and seeing them through to the very end (i.e. finishing well) several times. People who are very good at what they do have cultivated the habit of finishing well over, and over, and over again. Now they are able to be dominant forces in their industries and spheres of influence. Always remember, the Tortoise won the race because he actually finished the race, while his competition did not.

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