Why Are Challenges Just Unfinished Projects? Part 1

Posted By hazelbasil on Nov 9, 2013 | 0 comments

I completely forgot to write yesterday – again! Second time to fail in a 30-day challenge. So, today I’m going to write TWO posts to again make up for the missed deadline! At least it’s giving me today’s topic of starting challenges and not finishing them completely or IN time. And since I’m all about convenience, I will break this up into two parts to make up for the loss.

For some reason the Lizard Brain in me, likes to forget things that are important to me. It seems every time I start something, I barely  finish. I enjoy the process, but halfway or early on, I don’t cross the finish line. Or if I cross it, it takes me longer than intended. They’ve taken down the gates at the race. I say this literally, because a few years ago, I ran a 5K, where I was fourth from LAST and the race crew were literally taking down mile marker race items and gates, after I passed them, because that is how SLOW I “run”.  BUT, at least I finished! Anyway, back to my point. I’ve discovered a few things about myself that are internal battles I need to come to terms with and to eventually conquer -demons that I need to destroy. Here they are in no particular order:
I’m afraid to succeed / of success
I’m afraid to fail / of failure
I listen to my internal negative voice too many times
I lack discipline
I procrastinate
I multitask
I say yes to too many things
I say yes to the wrong things [things that aren’t in alignment with my true goals]
I don’t prioritize
I don’t set or stick to deadlines
These obstacles prevent me from finishing. Or as Seth Godin would say, shipping. Or launching. So, in the next post, I am going to come up with proactive solutions on what do I need to do about these battles, demons and obstacles.