Doing – Do something on your plan or that helps your task everyday
A good policy is to ensure you do something productive every day. It means picking something from your plan and doing it every day. It does not have to be a big thing, as you will not always have the time. Just any small thing that gets you even a tiny bit closer to your goal is all that is needed.
Completing – What?
You may not complete as per your deadline, but you should learn from this so that your next plan has a better and more realistic schedule. The end goal should be achieved without question. If you do not aim to complete your planned task, then you will not and cannot succeed.
Completing – So many people stop before the finish post
Giving up is very easy, and many people do not realize that they give up at the most vital stage. Do not give up without a fight because the completing of your project (and your subsequent success) will rely on you finishing a project.
Completing – Never stopping means never failing
Do not quit and you cannot fail. You may not hit your deadline, but that is either due to poor planning or poor execution. If you have not finished trying, and if every day you are doing something to help achieve your goal–then you have not failed.
Completing – Learn to hit your deadlines and learn with practice
Hitting a deadline takes practice. You need to practice creating a good and accurate plan, and you need to practice working until you have hit your goal. Practice and you will hit your deadlines and create better plans.
Conclusion – Planning, Doing, Completing
All three elements need your discipline, and that discipline can only be learnt through practice. You need to practice planning so that your plans are accurate and give you a clear roadmap to success. The “doing” side needs practice too because it is easy to put off items and easy to simply ignore entries on your plan.
Completing takes practice if you want to complete as per a deadline, and do not forget that you cannot have failed if you are still working on your project. If you do not quit working on your project, then you can never fail.
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