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Are You a Writer Who Has Trouble Finishing What You Start?

Do you have too many things to do? This frustrating mountain of tasks comes from your consistency of piling things up as opposed to your consistency of checking things off.


person writing checklist unsplash photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters
Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters

This cycle can be broken with the right methods. You know you need to stop thinking and start taking action. You know you need to finish what’s on your plate before you add more. But how do you do that? Here’s a small shift in perspective that will begin to change this pattern. Instead of focusing on all the things you want to do, or even on trying to finish things per se, focus on getting used to the feeling of finishing.

Practice finishing small tasks, and pay attention to how it feels when you finish. When you get used to this feeling, the feeling of growing, evolving, and winning, you’ll start to prefer finishing. You’ll become more strategic and only take on tasks that align with your vision. You’ll develop what I call the Finishing Touch: an internal spark of competence and courage to take on any task. It’s not something you’re given. It’s something you achieve.

As you develop the Finishing Touch, you naturally get access to deeper levels of creativity. This helps you dive into the next project with more vigor. The Finishing Touch perpetuates itself the more you do it. It makes each task more promising.

Break the vicious cycle of mediocrity. Get used to the feeling of finishing. The Finishing Touch is exhilarating.


Linton McClain is a Certified Life Coach whose job is to help you formulate those brilliant ideas you have in your mind and make them a reality. He hosts the popular coaching session The Finishing Touch where participants learn to finish the tasks that align with their vision.


Click here to sign up for a Finishing Touch group coaching session with Linton McClain.

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