Don’t Start if You Won’t Finish!

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The bible says, “better is the end of a thing than its beginning….” Consider that statement and think why will the bible say that, when beginnings are always celebrated in our world? It’s common to find people celebrate their beginning of a blog, their beginning of an exercise class, their business start up, and you look for these individuals some months, years later and you don’t find them.

The author of that bible portion clearly understands that it is not enough to begin a journey; you must continue it. Mere enrolment into school or an academic program doesn’t make one a scholar; the student must continue in the school through the long course until he/she masters every aspect of the program. Success depends on the staying power. The reason for failure in most cases is lack of perseverance. We quit too soon.

Too often you hear people complain that their business or career is a failure simply because they didn’t have the immediate riches or fame they had expected, and you find them leaving one occupation or business to another that looks more promising.

This is very common in network marketing business. People don’t want to put in the time required to get the results. They are always jumping from one company to another, and in most cases the new business isn’t more satisfactory than the previous one, and it in turn gives way for another.

My friend, the secret to many of the great achievements we see in life is simply “keeping at it.” That is how most of the greatest accomplishments have been made. They kept at it even when results weren’t immediately seen. The folks who have done much haven’t been those who jumped from one business line/occupation to another. They have been those who have chosen a business venture/occupation began to work earnestly on it, and kept at it long enough.

Success most times comes in the end, not at the beginning or the middle. It is good to start; but it is better to finish what you have started.

Live your greatest life!

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9 thoughts on “Don’t Start if You Won’t Finish!”

    1. You are right Wendy. It applies a great deal to relationships also. Too many people don’t give their relationships a chance, they assume the other guy or lady will treat them better instead of staying and working on theirs…Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts here. Blessings!

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      1. Absolutely. I’m fortunate to have been married for many years and although there were moments earlier in our relationship that we nearly threw the towel in – I’m SO glad we didn’t as our love grew stronger once we overcame some of our challenges along the way. Blessings to you too.. xx

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  1. I agree. So much of life is this way too. How big is the list of things to do. I right now have a long list and many different projects going on at the same time. I have started but not finished. I have decided to knock them off one at a time. Focus on that “One Thing”. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts here Shawn, God bless you. You know it takes a lot of courage to knock off projects that are not working, especially in this world that celebrates activity instead of accomplishments. Focus creates success. Wish you all the best.

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