It will always be about the finishing.
Yes siree Bob.
Not just gettin’ ‘er done and movin’ on to what is next.
Checking the next item off that “to do” list.
Looking ahead of “here” before the “now” is fully addressed.
That isn’t what finishing is really all about.
How it is done.
Or why it is so important for you to do it.
For its foundation goes deeper than that.
Sure it starts with how you go about creating yourself.
But ultimately, finishing is how you complete that building process.
So part of it is adding a few more plates and hitting one more rep in the weight room.
It is also found running through your scales one more time, after your music lesson or choir rehearsal. Then, once again before you go, just for good measure.
Finishing is also embracing new challenges and seeking tougher assignments.
And then, should they whoop you, finishing is sucking it up, soliciting the help you need and seeing them all the way through.
Finishing is about adding strength. Maximizing your capacity.
Gaining momentum as you pass all the markers and cross the finish lines of life.
And becoming fully complete.
On the outside looking in, finishing might only be recognized from the surface.
Seen only as the added effort.
Appearing as more practice. Recorded as a faster time. Measured by the stature of the challenges.
But first and foremost, finishing is more about what happens from your inside out.
How you assess the depth of your foundation in terms of your current strengths versus your capacity for improvement and growth.
The commitment you make to enjoin relentless, intentional effort.
And how you go about completing the building process.
For when all is said and done, it isn’t just about getting through things.
Hurrying through the “here” to get to “there”.
It is about taking stock.
Assembling all the tools.
Bringing it all together.
Building your self up.
Choosing the final pieces.
Then applying that finishing touch.