Finish Dissertation; Take the AH1MA Certifcation Exam.
A dare from Mary Alice of the SUNY General Assembly.
Sometimes you have to forget about priority, forget about what might be urgent, and just focus on finishing something. Put everything else aside and just finish.
It’s easy to think about things. Lord knows talking trumps all easy tasks. Starting them might be the next step but is still simple when compared to bringing something to a close. When we finish something, it requires us to commit to the end, for it be imperfect (for us to be imperfect), to be held accountable for what we created. Wait, we created something?! Let the pressure begin.
When we finish something, we expose ourselves to criticism, judgement, and failure. All of these can be avoided, though, if we stay in our comfortable idea phase. Go ahead, do that if you please.
When we finish something, we stand for something, that thing we created. As a result, not everyone will like it…and you fail at making everyone happy. But you can avoid standing for anything, by staying with your idea.
So stay with your idea if you wish. Stay comfortable, stay perfect in your mind, stay free of all judgement and thus, accepted and approved by everyone.
Just know you’ll also stay stagnant. You’ll wonder what if? You’ll feel inadequate and day by day, you’ll convince yourself you’re unworthy. A creeping voice will linger behind your ear every morning and even into the night until you finish…something.
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