- Commit to Thirty Days – Three to four weeks is all the time you need to make a habit automatic.
- Make it Daily – Consistency is critical if you want to make a habit stick.
- Start Simple – Don't try to completely change your life in one day.
Step 1: Focus on One New Habit.
Step 2: Form a new habit? Commit for a MINIMUM of 30 days.
Step 3: Anchor Your New Habit to an Established Habit.
Step 4: Take Baby Steps.
Step 5: Make a Plan for Obstacles.
Step 6: Create Accountability for Your Habit.
Step 7: Reward Important Milestones.
Step 8: Build a New Identity.
- Decide to finish. The first step of finishing is to make the decision that no matter what, this lingering task or project will linger no longer.
- Make a plan.
- Make your deadlines.
- Don't just finish, complete.
It’s not easy to start something new, but once you did, it gets very challenging to finish it. It will put you in tough spots and challenging situations, but the result is always something to hold-on. The amazing feeling of happiness and confidence you get when you finish the work you started describes itself.
Above all, you’ll learn to trust yourself. The power of finishing what you started is in building a self-trust which firms your feet on the ground. Now we know how important it is to finish what you start.
"The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same." -- Colin R. Davis
Too much focus is not good
You need to finish your work on time. It’s important, but not at the cost of your well-being. Expecting perfect results is fine, but it can sometimes delay things. Breaking your work into small tasks, goals, and actionable simple-steps will make things easier to get the desired results. Instead, don’t expect too perfect results from the start.
The attitude of “It’s all my responsibility”
It is your work, and it is your responsibility, but there’s a line. Try to take some things off your plate. You need to trust the people working for you. Trust them that they will deliver the results you need. You can train them. You can make quick sessions of ‘what you need’ before beginning the work. Let people handle it while you stay focused on what’s essential. Putting everything in your shoulders will slow you down. It will cloud you from solving important things at hand.
Remember Three Things
When stuck or feel like quitting the work, remember ‘Why you started’, ‘What brings you? What made you take to this work?’, ‘the wonderful results you get upon completion’ and ‘sense of trust’ you will build in yourself.
Daily Things You Can do
Write things that you can daily do concerning your work. Write them down in the morning, preferably in the previous day/night. It can be anything. It can be a reminder to make an appointment with a client, make a phone call, etc. It improves your working style. It helps achieve small-goals quickly. Check if the ‘daily things you can do’ are done. It helps you to get things faster.
Maintaining a Diary
Writing is the best form of visualizing your work to be done. Write, make sketches, take note of the things you need. Write about all the things you need to begin and finish the work. Keep it with you. Ideas and solutions can appear out of nowhere.
Be ready to face the fall
Things fall apart. It happens many times, even with careful planning, and there’s nothing we can do about it. But, we can save ourselves if we better prepare. A contingency plan is good in case your project or work meets sudden problems. A plan that involves saving your work, plans, and taking care of financial resources. Plan things that will make you keep going in-spite of tough situations.
Once you being the work, a strong commitment towards completion is needed from you. Give your best. Do the plans you made. Stay by your word.
Get a Rough Idea- Visualize
Before you begin, make a mental note of things that work. Get a rough idea about how you want this work to be done. Visualize the project in your way. Take note of the time, resources, efforts, people, and results you need for this work. Gather necessary data. It makes things easier, i.e. you will be able to visualize ‘what you want’ and ‘how you want.’
Assign small-goals first. Achieving small goals will give confidence to you and people working in the project. It builds trust. It can bring people together. You get to share the talent pool. It can show if you are handling things the right way. Most importantly, fulfilling small-goals give assurance and validations you need to move forward confidently. Finishing what you started will get easy.
Break your work into small steps, no matter the project/work size. Divide your work into small steps. You can get more focus. You can plan well. Finishing what you start is made one-step easy.
If you’re new, then chances are you won’t be able to pick and choose. You will probably be assigned to a project that can be very new; working-platform can be different, while People, places, and resources can be challenging. In this case, it solely depends on your interest and efforts to finish the work given to you.
On the other hand, if you’re a senior and have more experience in your area, it becomes easy for you. By now, you will be able to self-assess yourself in your strong areas. You might have handled different projects, deadlines, clients, etc. It makes you qualified to choose what works for you the best. Half-interested work will bear no fruit.
Choose wisely. If you are sure, then go for it. If you are new and there’s nothing you can do, adopt, and try to include yourself.
By nature, we tend to speak our own language. Whatever makes us feel loved is what we do for the other person. But if it is not his/her language, it will not mean to them what it means to us. - Gary Chapman, Things I wish I knew before I got married
To answer this question, you can simply put as ‘it is up to you.’ But, when we start analyzing things in detail, ‘finishing what you started’ takes more than that. Enthusiasm can make you begin work, you could be doing well initially, but at some point, you’ll feel stuck. You might think that the work is taking more of your time and effort. The time and resources you expected could go big. The help and support you needed can become unpredictable. The reasons vary depending on situations.
As a result, you will start losing interest you had when you first started. It eventually leads to the decline of will-power, focus, and self-confidence in completing. This is where you need to pull yourself together and get back on track in finishing what you began.
11 Essential Habits you need to build to finish what you start
3. Get a Rough Idea- Visualize
4. Small Goals
5. Small Steps
6. Daily Things You Can do
7. Maintaining a Diary
8. Be ready to face the fall
9. Too much focus is not good
10. The attitude of “It’s all my responsibility”
11. Remember Three Things
1. You will know what good planning skill is. You’ll start to plan things accordingly in stipulated time.
2. It gives a chance to prove yourself.
3. You can learn to juggle things well; you can see what’s important in front of you.
4. You will learn to prioritize.
5. You will know if this is the right way or right approach.
6. You will become more ‘selective,’ i.e., you will start picking on things you have an interest in. You will start to take work that you are sure about. If you are not interested, you will know it because you won’t be able to give your best in finishing it.
7. You will accept tough days as part and parcel of work and life.
8. You will start making the right decisions.
9. You will learn about responsibilities. Being responsible for something can make you act more positively and appropriately.
10. You can handle things under pressure.
11. You can prepare yourself to meet the different prospects in your work.
12. You will gain self-assurance and self-confidence.
13. You will gain respect and trust from your workplace and personal life as well.
1. Evaluate your day
2. Write things down
3. Plan the next day
4. Maintain personal hygiene
5. Prepare tomorrow's outfit
6. Practice mindfulness
7. Connect with loved ones
8. Read a book
9. Set alarm and put it away
10. Unplug devices
11. Dim the lights
12. Sleep earlier
Somebody rightly said, “Man is a creature of habits.” Everybody develops some habits as they grow up. Some habits help lead a successful life. Some retard growth.
What you think, what you believe and what you do each day will determine your personality. Your life takes shape from the habits you have.
In short, we are a sum of our habits, and they decide whether we are:
- Happy or not happy
- Successful or not
MANY SUCCESSFUL MEN AND WOMEN HAVE ATTRIBUTED THEIR SUCCESS TO THEIR HABITS THAT HIGHLIGHT DISCIPLINE, TIME MANAGEMENT, AND AWARENESS OF THE ENVIRONMENT THEY ARE IN.
Changing a bad habit needs a lot of will power, time and planning. Sometimes even our efforts become fruitless and professional help must be sought. Here is a step-by-step process of changing a bad habit.
2.) WRITE DOWN SOMETHING ABOUT THE BAD HABIT
3.) START PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING HOW TO GET RID OF THE HABIT
4.) STAY ALERT FROM RELAPSE
5.) VISUALIZE THE AFTERMATH OF CHANGING YOUR HABIT
6.) NO-NO TO NEGATIVE THINKING
7.) FAMILY/FRIENDS SUPPORT
8.) PROFESSIONAL HELP
Verbal communication is essential in order to understand what is going on inside other people. If they do not tell us their thoughts, their feelings, and their experiences, we are left to guess. - Dr. Gary Chapman, Now You're Speaking My Language
On a few occasions during the week, you may feel overwhelmed – by information, work schedules, and the number of people you meet. In such circumstances, your energy is sapped, and you find it difficult to focus and concentrate on your tasks.
This could be a minor irritant, but it grows larger in proportion if ignored. In some cases, it may even lead people to an extreme state of depression. There then arises a need to rejuvenate and re-energize both your body and mind. A bit of self-pampering will surely do some good!
13 WAYS TO RE-ENERGIZE YOUR MIND AND BODY
Here are some excellent techniques that you can adopt to keep you in good health and spirits.
5.) MEET YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
7.) BIKE TRIP
8.) WRITE DOWN WHAT YOU FEEL
10.) TAKE A PEACEFUL NAP
13.) PAINT, COLOR
The essential things to be successful in life are time, focus, and discipline.
The greatest men in history became so because they developed good habits revolving around these three critical aspects. Your daily habits will predict how successful you will be in both your personal and professional life.
14 Habits of successful people
Here are some daily habits of successful individuals in the industry today…
1.) Focused thinking
2.) LUNCH BREAKS
4.) NOTHING SHOULD BE LEFT FOR THE LAST MOMENT
5.) IGNORE/EVADE WORK THAT DOES NOT LEAD YOU TO YOUR GOALS
6.) USING PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS LIKE APPS FOR ORGANIZING YOUR WORK
7.) MULTITASKING MAY TAKE AWAY YOUR FOCUS FROM YOUR GOALS
8.) TAKING STOCK OF THE DAY’S WORK BEFORE SLEEP IN AN HONEST WAY
10.) PERSONAL RELATIONS THAT YOU WANT TO MAINTAIN SHOULD BE GIVEN YOUR TIME
11.) TURN OFF NOTIFICATIONS PERMANENTLY
12.) BE THE DUMBEST BUT WORK WITH THE SMARTEST
13.) BE AWARE OF THE LATEST IN THE INDUSTRY
14.) MORNING HABITS
If we develop the right habits, then it will help you achieve the right amount of discipline into our lives.
Here is a checklist of must-have habits for you.
1.) Master, your time management skills, to never run out of time for work.
2.) Be an early riser. An early riser would have enough time to start the day with peace.
3.) Challenge your persistent level. This will help us not to give up on hardships.
4.) Do not hold up any situation or any memory. It will just waste our time and energy.
5.) Learn to forgive. Worrying too much about people who have wronged us prevents us from focusing on self-discipline and achieving goals.
6.) Don’t forget what puts your self-discipline at risk. Try to avoid them as much as possible.
7.) Try to avoid negative people around you. It is better for your overall life.
8.) Eat healthily and exercise to stay fit.
9.) You should be more organized both at home and at work-space. It will save tons & tons of time.
10.) Start your morning with meditation to ease your mental peace.
11.) Have an adequate sleep at night. A fresh mind has more ability to do things and to achieve more.
Life today is hectic. So much to do and so less time. You may have so many goals in life. But in spite of putting in a lot of effort, you are unable to achieve them. Do you wonder why?
Achieving your goals can be possible only when you put First-things-First!
Communication sometimes is not what you first hear, listen not just to the words, but listen for the reason. - Catherine Pulsifer
I) Time Management for getting Organized
II) No MultitaskingIII) Do not study at the cost of your sleep
IV) Set a schedule
V) Take notes
VI) Ask questions
VII) Study in a group
VIII) Facing the mistakes with courage and finding the methods to correct them
IX) Do not take much help from the parents
X) They know that life is much more than school, but together with it understand how important is the school
1. Don't use a laptop: Writing with hands helps to make a better memory recall.
2. Study Smartly: Use interactive and newer learning methods like using apps, software, flashcards, etc. for better learning.
3. Keep the right company and roommate: Keeping a good company is of much importance not only for the study but for life as well.
4. Attend more and more seminars: This gives new insights and thoughts on the topic.
5. Eat smart: Eating less or more, or not eating the right food also hinders the performance.
6. Always sit straight: Sitting straight is said to activate the brain cells more.
7. Reflect on the performance: Reflection helps to find flaws and good aspects of the performance, and the learning helps to improve.
8. Get a part-time job (if possible and if you can manage it with studies): It boosts confidence and helps to learn new things practically.
9. Walk more: Do you know walking enhances creative thinking?
10. Learn with active recall: Active recall helps to recall primary information from memory in the best way.