Why You can’t finish what you have started? and why you can’t start what you need to finish?

It took me eight years to be where I wanted to be. There were constant move, continuous efforts and reluctance to give up that ambition. Are you willing to put the same efforts, time, energy, and sacrifices in order to be where YOU want to be? Do you know how it will look and feel like being there!

First let’s understand why you stop and drop all your dreams, projects, or any activity type that you have committed to: A person in motion stays in motion unless influenced by an external forces that interact and either stop them or change their interest.

Same applies for people at rest, they will never move to be in motion unless they are influenced or pushed.

It is simply the law of Inertia by Isaac Newton, known as the first law. It is based on the physical world and its motion. Everything is affected by the energy, and thus our brain, mind, thoughts and behaviors can be influenced by the same law.

Everything can start by changing your behavior. There is a theory called Behavior Change and it consists of 6 stages, however, this article is solely to bring an awareness. In order to succeed and change, you need to understand the following important elements:

  • Readiness to change: Do you have the passion and desire? Do you have certain skills and resources? Are you willing to wait?
  • Barriers to change: What preventing you from starting or continuing?
  • Expect relapse: What might trigger you to stop?

Majority of people want to grasp success by doing little! you can’t reach the top of the mountain if you are not prepared to last. In 2010, I started a business and then dropped it in one year time. I believe that if you don’t know why you are doing what you are doing, what values are you getting and giving in return, don’t start. In order to have you need to give, and if you have a need, sow a seed. Great achievement requires great sacrifices.

Do you know how long does it takes for a bamboo tree to grow? After seeding the plant in the sol and water it for an entire year, nothing will happen! Again water it for another whole year, and another, and another and nothing changed. On the fifth year, it goes up high in the sky. Then in six weeks it grows as long as a tall building. So how long does it take for the tree to grow? If your answer is six weeks, then you know why you are not finishing what you have set to be finished.

However, if your answer is five years then well done. Remember that if the farmer stop watering the plant at any point during these five years it would have died. Growth requires patience and perseverance and every single drop of water makes a difference. Every step you take makes an impact. you may not see the change right now, but it is happening! So what are you willing to do to make your dreams true?

Relapse and Setbacks are common and usually occurs with frustration, and disappointment. The key to success is to not undermine your self-confidence and to start over, and over again.

It is not Over until You Win.

Les Brown
The 6 Stages of Behavior Change

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Firas Saab

Firas Saab is an enthusiastic trainer with more than a decade in the retail and optical industry and loves to share his experience and help others to succeed in selling. He has recently acquired HND in Business and Management in addition to his Optical qualifications despite the work responsibilities; he believes in no excuses to succeed. Firas is an energetic speaker with merit in Toastmasters International. Before being a training manager, Firas has occupied different positions that helped him to create a guideline for a Successful Team & helped built a Leadership course that can help potential people to unlock their capabilities to achieve and inspire.

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