For example, it is common for people to get into the habit of exercising every day, but then get caught up in the day-to-day grind of life and let it slide. For example, you may be motivated to write a website or a novel as a hobby, or to improve your skills at work, but as you continue, you lose the motivation to do so.
This article introduces tips on how to properly finish such things that you are trying to do. It is easy to get ahead and work on things that seem to be good for you, but I think the key to keeping things going is to take a breath and think about it first.
1: Determine if it is a whim.
You may be eager to work on something or to master a hobby, but your motivation may have been inspired by a recent book you read, a movie you saw, or a friend’s enthusiasm for a particular hobby.
Before you decide to buy all the necessary tools and devote a weekend to it, it is important to determine if this interest you have in the hobby is not just a whim. I want to start right now!” But first, wait a week. Even if you think it is very important at the time, it is very likely that your passion will not last.
2: Stop every now and then.
If you want to start something new and finish it well, you need to be serious about it. That said, I don’t recommend putting a lot of money into the endeavor. Instead, try to stop the hobby from time to time. By doing so, you can take a closer look at your past life from your diary and other sources and eliminate unnecessary plans. However, this process is not for finding extra time and filling your schedule with greedy plans for this and that. It is necessary to reflect on how you have been spending your time.
3: Track progress.
During the first week or two after you start something with great enthusiasm, it is easy to spend half an hour every day working diligently on it. But if you just work feverishly on what you want to do now, that momentum will only last a few months and you will not make any progress. It is even easier to lose momentum if you are working on many different things. If there is something you really want to accomplish, keep track of your progress.
Keep a journal or expense list, ask a friend if you are on track, or make a checklist to see if you are on track. It is effective if you regularly check your progress in a span of time that suits you, such as every week.
4: Set goals for yourself
It may seem silly, but once you start something, you need to decide at what point it will end in order to complete it. Sometimes the goal is set from the beginning, but many things should not be. For example, if you simply say, “I’m going to run for my health,” you don’t know where to end. It is important to create your own goal, such as “run that marathon.” By setting an end in this way, you can work more efficiently, for example, by incorporating bench presses instead of just running.
Don’t feel self-loathing because you have a lot of work to do at this stage and can’t accomplish everything. It may be tempting to sell the books you no longer read or quit the lessons you have learned, but by making choices, you can free yourself from the fetters that have been holding you back. And when you take on another new challenge, keep the above points in mind and try to achieve the goal you have set for yourself.
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