The Art of Finishing

I don’t have a title for this blog, but I want to just write what is on my mind. I made a post on Instagram the other day that said this:

It’s okay not to have every thing figured out.

If God gave us the bigger picture, we’d crop him out.

I’ve given up on seeing the bigger picture. It’s hard for me because I consider myself a visionary. I credit myself for being able to connect dots, and seeing things that others may miss. I graduated from University in 2016 and had this luxurious plan for my life. Truth be told, I haven’t lived up to my own expectations.

Went back to school shortly after and left graduate school with 6 credits remaining. I plan on finishing, but just needed a break from it all. The one thing I was passionate about, was entrepreneurship, specifically start-ups. I like starting things. I enjoy making something from nothing. It’s the artist in me, but I’ve always had a problem with finishing.

Most of my life I’ve been known to always finish what I started, but for a while, I’ve been off my game. It’s now my plan to go back and complete a lot of the projects that I started it.  It is now that I realize the title of this blog, “The Art of Finishing”.

This has so much to do with productivity. As much as I love starting stuff, I always find fulfillment in finishing things. There are so many parts of our life that are ongoing. Life in itself has no definitive finish line. This is why it’s important to set goals and objectives for accomplishing those goals.

“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more
than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.”

~ William James

I’m at the point in my life where I realize that my attitude has been positive and my energy high. But in order to win the race, you have to finish strong.

If you’re familiar running a marathon, you understand how important the finish is. The finish shows who spent more time in training. It shows who can endure pain and fatigue. It separates the winners from the losers.

Run your race of life with the finish in mind. A lot of people will fall by the wayside. Many people will give up. It doesn’t matter if you started your journey late. It doesn’t matter if you stumbled out of the blocks. You owe it to yourself to finish with everything you have.

I’m going to be embarking on a new journey this week, and I want everyone to keep me accountable. Watch me finish. Then I’ll come back to write another post on the metrics and tools I used to finish. You’ve heard here first.

See you at the finish line!

About the Author O.K. Arowolaju

Youth Minister, Product Manager

2 comments

  1. Interestingly, I meditated yesterday and I saw that this is a problem for me. Not sure when this came about, because in college, graduate school, and other life goals I used to finish the shit and celebrate. Now I’m not sure why I can’t finish anything…I start the gym and go for weeks….then STOP. As a techie, I start tutorials to acquire new skills, get into the tutorial for weeks and suddenly life happens and I STOP.

    What exactly are you going to do to finish strong?

    Counting on you fellow KING to finish.

    Peace,

    Julius

    On Sun, Jun 17, 2018 at 9:40 PM Oluseun K. Arowolaju wrote:

    > Oluseun Arowolaju posted: “I don’t have a title for this blog, but I want > to just write what is on my mind. I made a post on Instagram the other day > that said this: It’s okay not to have every thing figured out. If God gave > us the bigger picture, we’d crop him out. I’ve given up o” >

    1. Julius,

      I concur greatly! There’s a web app I’ve been putting together that I’ve just recently finished. Well, at least the beta version. There’s a couple things I plan on completing and have put some of my goals on http://www.kidseun.github.io //

      How I plan on doing this, accountability so people can keep asking me, “where is it?”. Like what you just did! I want to e-mail you this project so you can see.

      Let’s get to the finish line.

      Seun

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