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Just published: Martha Treat #210
Finishings Along the Way
Does your finish-line sometimes seem like it never gets crossed? Do you set unrealistic expectations of what you can accomplish in a day? Are you marking off the in-between lines of completion towards the final big finish?
If I look at my current projects, they have many little “finishings” long before the final completion.
Sometimes it seems like we are dragging ourselves across even little finish-lines. The dragging in my experience has everything to do with what we expect of ourselves and our unwillingness to acknowledge the little completions. Our focus generally is on the end-result (which is wisely placed) but along the way we may take for granted the many little steps to get there.
And often we are not satisfied until it is all done.
What if your kid had a goal of winning the soccer team playoffs? You would never dream of waiting until they are in the playoffs before going to one of their games. Of course not. You would cheer them on game by game as they move toward their dream.
And what do we tend to do? We can drive ourselves toward a goal focusing more on what we still have left to complete vs. noticing and celebrating the steps along the way.
Marking completion along the way can positively impact our progress to the finish-line.
Remember to cheer the completions as you go!
1. For fun, spend a day thanking yourself for every little thing you do throughout the day.
2. Look at your project list and see if it might need to be broken down into sub-projects.
3. Notice if there is part of you that is impatient with your progress and lovingly remind it that all is well, and you are on track.
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Treat #209 A New Beginning
Treat #208 All Designed For Us
Treat #207 Reverence and Joy for Doing
Treat #206 Choosing vs Auto Pilot
Treat #205 Defaulting to the One-Track Focus
Treat #204 Elegant and On Purpose
Treat #203 The Fullness in Minimal
Treat #202 The Real Culprit of Focus Drain
Treat #201 Resting in Action
Treat #200 Loving the Empty Spaces
Treat #199 Putting Together All The Pieces
Treat #198 Are you at the Top of your To Do List?
Treat #197 The Tiny Finishings
Treat #196 Emergency,Crisis,Fire
Treat #195 Mastership
Treat #194 It Works Every Time
Treat #193 Let the Stuffing Be Gone
Treat #192 Whole Focus
Treat #191 The One Thing Not to Complete
Treat #190 Just Keep It Flowing
Treat #189 In Between Time
Treat #188 What is Stealing Your Energy?
Treat #187 To Skim or Not to Skim
Treat #186 I Love January
Treat #185 Both Hands Please
Treat #184 I'll Remember
Treat #183 Creating New Doing Paths
Treat #182 A Habit Worth Quitting
Treat #181 Eclipse of Action
Treat #180 Forgive Me for Multitasking
Treat #179 What are You Looking At?
Treat #178 Are you Squishing Snails?
Treat #177 Relaxing the Grip
Treat #176 All the Time in the World
Treat #175 When is Enough . . . Enough
Treat #174 Engaging Yourself to Completion
Treat #173 A Kink in the Works
Treat #172 What's Stopping You?
Treat #171 All of Ours to Do
Treat #170 Attitude Adjustment
Treat #169 IN Consciousness
Treat #168 Completing Past our Reactions
Treat #167 Keep Your Dog Leash
Treat #166 The Essential Piece
Treat #165 Day is Done
Treat #164 Do-Nothing Time
Treat #163 Curbside Calm
Treat #162 Pile-Up
Treat #161 Gentle Doing
Treat #160 Freedom in the Discipline
Treat #159 Finding New Routes
Treat #158 Keeping the Awe Alive
Treat #157 "Finishiative"
Treat #156 The Exquisite Sound of the Moment
Treat #155 Up-to-the-minute
Treat #154 Uninviting Interruptions
Treat #153 What's bugging you
Treat #152 Competing Attention
Treat #151 Our Inner Awareness
Treat #150 Spontaneously Fresh and Alive
Treat #149 Without the Push
Treat #148 100% With...
Treat #147 Are You Signaling?
Treat #146 What is Pulling on Your Attention?
Treat #145 Gathering Ourselves Out of Overwhelm
Treat #144 Wonderings – Another Kind of Incomplete
Treat #143 Asking – A New Form of Delegating
Treat #142 Split Attention Payback
Treat #141 Getting All the Way In To Doing
Treat #140 Willingness to Look
Treat #139 Follow Yourself Around
Treat #138 A New Kind of Flow