How to Finish What You Start
Are you a Christian entrepreneur struggling to finish what you start? Join me, Christina Patterson, on the Beloved Studio Podcast as I dive deep into the topic of completing your projects. In this episode, I’ll share my personal experiences and insights on how to overcome the hurdles of unfinished endeavors. Discover how to identify the right project to focus on, develop the discipline to stay motivated, and record your inspirations for future success. Don’t miss out on this transformative episode that will empower you to bring your dreams to fruition and make a lasting impact for the Kingdom. Tune in now, and let’s master the art of finishing what we start together!
In our previous episode, we discussed the importance of trusting God and starting even when we don’t feel ready. While there’s excitement in the beginning, it’s common to face challenges when it comes to finishing what we start. In this episode, I’ll provide some tips on how to overcome these obstacles and bring your dreams to fruition.
One of the initial challenges is determining which project to focus on. Many of us are guilty of having multiple unfinished endeavors, like half-written books or incomplete YouTube scripts. It’s crucial to identify which project you genuinely want to invest in and complete. Ask yourself, “What is the last thing that God called me to do?” Pray for guidance and consider the project that is closest to completion. Start with the low-hanging fruit—the task you’re almost finished with—unless God leads you in a different direction.
Once you’ve chosen the project, the next hurdle is maintaining the motivation and discipline to finish it. While inspiration and motivation are vital for getting started, discipline is what drives us to completion. I personally allocate a specific time each day to work on my writing projects. From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Monday through Thursday, I commit to writing. This non-negotiable time block ensures I make progress consistently. It’s crucial to establish a routine that works for you and doesn’t overwhelm you. You might not have an entire day or weekend, but find small pockets of time—30 minutes before bedtime or an extra hour in the morning—and utilize them effectively.
Remember, discipline plays a more significant role in finishing projects than motivation does. So, stay committed, even when the excitement diminishes. Often, we feel like we need large chunks of uninterrupted time, but in reality, consistent, dedicated effort in smaller increments can be just as effective. You’ll be amazed by what you can accomplish in a few minutes each day.
Finally, it’s essential to record any inspiration or ideas that come to you during the process. While it’s great to feel motivated about a new project, it’s crucial to stay focused on the task at hand. Write down these new ideas and save them for later. Crystal Evans Hearst shared a powerful message about writing things down, highlighting how we tend to forget valuable insights unless we capture them. So, keep a record of your inspirations and trust that God will bring them back to your remembrance at the right time.
I hope today’s podcast episode encourages you to finish what you start. Let me know in the comments which project you’re inspired to complete for God’s glory? If you enjoyed this episode, don’t forget to like, comment, subscribe, and leave a review. Your support helps us grow this movement. Thank you for listening, and until next time, remember to be beautiful, be blessed, and beloved.