I’m Not A Finisher

randomlychad  —  June 24, 2014 — 10 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I’m good at starting…

But not so good at finishing.

Take a look around my house, and you’ll see ample evidence of this:

An unfinished bathroom floor, a den in a state of disarray, a garage too full of junk.

I don’t know what it is about me, but I start, and then don’t finish–leaving forgotten projects in my wake. I’ve always chalked it up to wanting a new challenge. But I see this even in writing projects:

I start strong, and then peter out. I wish I knew why–so I could combat this monster.

Will you pray for me? I want to be a finisher.

How about you? Are you a finisher?




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  • Ricky Anderson

    Ha! Totally not a finisher.

    This post seems short, almost like it’s not finished…

    • Ha! I feel you, bro.

      Yeah, about that… what else is there to say?

  • Too often

  • Michelle Woodman

    Finishing? What’s that? Blergh. I hear you, man. A look around my house and in notebooks/computer file folders clearly illustrates my own struggles.

    But I’m finding if I hold myself accountable to a few people -- even if it’s just some informal updates with XYZ -- does help. That and the desire to *not* end up on “Hoarders”. :-p

    • No kidding, right? That’s a scary thought. Who wants to be on Hoarders? Yowza! And accountability is a simple concept so often overlooked in this day and age. We don’t want to be beholden to anyone. But the truth is that we can’t go it alone.

  • I would say it just takes me a loooonnngggg time to finish some things. I’m a procrasti-finisher.

    • I’m with you, Matt. I’ll take that: “procrasti-finisher.” 🙂

  • I am not a finisher either. My bathroom floor has been half torn up for years. I can’t even say how long, it’s too embarrassing. I get bored, or it’s hard work that I don’t feel like doing anymore. Mostly I just lose that spark of interest.

    • I hear you. The siren song of a new challenge comes along, or boredom sets in… like you said, the work seems too hard.