Then applying that finishing touch.

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. 





Author: Mark J. Hahn

"To be there when the light goes on." Those few, powerful words, succinctly sum up my quest as a coach. That is really what it is all about. This is precisely what drives me. To have good fortune shine upon me briefly so that I can be present at that very moment. The instant of revelation. When the years of heavy lifting results in it making sense for someone else. The almost audible “click”, followed instantaneously by an unmistakable incandescence. The illumination that can only accompany accomplishment. To see bean in the eyes, the look on the face, a change in stature and the air of confidence overtake and envelope the protoge, the “project” or the late bloomer. That is why I am in it. There may never be a stat for achieving those kinds of victories. But it is by far the most important “w” I will ever achieve.

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