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How to Finish What You Start

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10 Essential Tips To Finish What You Start 1. Be selective in what you embark on. When you start on a project (especially a large scale one), make sure it is 2. Estimate the resources you need. In companies they do resource planning, where they estimate how much resources is 3. Budget your. You won’t be a good novelist if you don’t ever finish a novel.

Your innovative product can’t prove your entrepreneurial talent if you don’t build it. You. In other words, eventually, you become less motivated and excited to finish what you started. That may not seem like a big deal.

But, if you’re a serial starter, that could come at a great expense. I’m not only talking about financially either. I’m talking about the hours you wasted, as well as not experiencing the joy of finishing. If you’re like me, you get excited about starting things.

It’s really easy to start things. How do you start something and then actually finish it. If you’re like me, it’s a whole lot easier to start something. Finishing? That’s a whole different task..

Let’s get into what it takes. How To Finish What You Start. First of all. How to Finish what you Start “There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on. ” Posted May 31, 2014.

Finish What You Start is a unique deep dive into the psychology and science of accomplishment, productivity, and getting things done. It takes a thorough look why we are sometimes stuck, and gives detailed, step by step solutions you can start using today. Every phase of finishing and following through is covered, and even productivity pros.

I want to encourage you to partner with God to take care of any unfinished business you may have in your life. It’s amazing how quickly you can experience freedom if you will simply do what God has asked you to do by His grace, and finish what you start. If you have additional questions, the Prohibited Conduct section has listed out the most common types of fundraisers we do not currently permit. Starting your account. First, please click “Start a GoFundMe” from our homepage.

When you click “start a GoFundMe”, you will automatically be prompted to sign in or sign up for a GoFundMe account. There are several things you need to do, so you can finish what you start. Think over and again about what you have read here, until you realize how important self-discipline is.

Think about people you know, and also read about successful people, who started a certain project or made an important decision and followed through, until they got. Read the full article: How to Finish What You Start. Advertisement.

Print this manifesto, put it up in your room, set it as your wallpaper, etc – So you can be reminded of the tips daily and apply them in your daily life. Please like/share this on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. if you.

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You can begin in the middle, go back to the beginning, catch up with your story, and then move ahead to the end.

“Documentary Storytelling: Creative Nonfiction on Screen” by Sheila Curran Bernard
from Documentary Storytelling: Creative Nonfiction on Screen
by Sheila Curran Bernard
Focal Press, 2011

Just start whatever it is that you know you need to do to take your work as well as your life to where you know it can be.

“The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and in Life” by Robin Sharma
from The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and in Life
by Robin Sharma
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

As you write your stories, please consider including information about how you developed your goals, the path or paths you followed in working toward your goals, what, if any, barriers you encountered on the way to your goals, and where your motivation to work on your goals came from.

“Therapist's Guide to Positive Psychological Interventions” by Jeana L. Magyar-Moe
from Therapist’s Guide to Positive Psychological Interventions
by Jeana L. Magyar-Moe
Elsevier Science, 2009

With a chronological structure, you pick a point to start and proceed with what happens next, and then what happens after that.

“Memoir Writing For Dummies” by Ryan Van Cleave
from Memoir Writing For Dummies
by Ryan Van Cleave
Wiley, 2013

A list organized on the basis of time starts with the first thing that you have to do, in order, through to the last task that must be completed before your goal is achieved.

“Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills that Will Unlock Your Hidden” by Brian Tracy
from Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills that Will Unlock Your Hidden
by Brian Tracy
Simon & Schuster, 2011

When you start writing, there’s no need to begin at the beginning.

“Oxford Guide to Plain English” by Martin Cutts
from Oxford Guide to Plain English
by Martin Cutts
Oxford University Press, 2020

(same as start; back into the past from a point in the past: I’d last opposite finish, end) 4 You begin when you start doing heard from him about two years before.

“Harrap's essential English Dictionary”
from Harrap’s essential English Dictionary
by
Allied Publishers Pvt Limited, 1996

Start as you finished in Seashell Listening, in the preceding form.

“T'ai Chi For Dummies” by Therese Iknoian
from T’ai Chi For Dummies
by Therese Iknoian
Wiley, 2001

You begin at the beginning.

“Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior” by Chögyam Trungpa, Carolyn Rose Gimian
from Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior
by Chögyam Trungpa, Carolyn Rose Gimian
Shambhala, 2009

Use the frame you developed in chapter 2 (or one you will start now) to begin your planning process.

“The Entrepreneurial Mindset: Strategies for Continuously Creating Opportunity in an Age of Uncertainty” by Rita Gunther McGrath, Ian MacMillan
from The Entrepreneurial Mindset: Strategies for Continuously Creating Opportunity in an Age of Uncertainty
by Rita Gunther McGrath, Ian MacMillan
Harvard Business Review Press, 2000

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  • Hey Thomas, can you please share your lighting setup? and the editing? how did you achieve this video quality and edit? Please please share

  • Damn I’m barely 5 minutes in and I’m trying so hard to finish this.

    Edit: Alright guys I made it. And you know what I learned? I learned that much like this video some things aren’t worth finishing which also happed to be the point of this video. This guy basically says its okay to not finish thing. This is not what I was looking for at all. I need encouragement to finish a project right now because if I don’t I will really be hurting myself in the long run. I doubt anyone in this comment section is going to finish reading this comment.

  • Please be considerate about making jokes like, “I probably won’t finish this video” because they are TOO funny and at a certain point it hurts to laugh
    Also connect with me on Instagram if you want more music clips and other cool stuff: https://www.instagram.com/tomfrankly/

  • Could you do a video on creativity? One would could get ideas but is there a trigger that generates good ideas? How not to get overwhelmed by a breakthrough (or a bad idea, but because of the absence of any other one seems like a milestone), when you are
    1) pressured by time
    2) In a emotional state
    3)have to think critically
    Basically nothing beats time but how to stay kinda always clear but at the same time generate great ideas, where do you think those stuff lay in, what are your experiences

  • This video spoke to me on so many levels.
    I love starting new things but the consistency and following projects through to their completion is absolutely something I’m taking more action on.

    Starting my own YouTube channel has been a great exercise in discipline and applying these “limitations”.
    (eg a weekly deadline, a specific scope, tools AND the ability to undo once you upload, there’s no going back!)

    Thanks again for some great insights, Thomas!

  • Wait a seconds, if they had 150% more visitors, then the number of people who bought are the same! doesn’t it mean people buy when they want to and not if the number of choices are less?

  • Great advice Tom but this doesn’t really apply to that house I started but couldn’t finish. It was three years an empty framework of hollow blocks and cement

  • I’m really struggling to get out of a rut.

    I have a young family and a job that takes long hours. I wake up at half 5 every morning and I don’t finally get time to myself til 8pm. Between the hours of 8pm and 10pm I find myself desperate to make constructive use of the time because I want to better myself but more often than not I find myself just wanting to wind down and rest. I’m financially bound to my job and the salary and cannot afford to change vocation as its the only job I’m qualified in.

    Its causing massive burnout and depression and its affecting home life. Is there a way I can utilise these 2 small hours a day to start making changes to my life?

  • You know what’s awesome? You, yes, you actually DID look for this video.
    You’re amazing for this. I can see greatness coming for you. Keep it up.

  • I’m so glad I found your channel ���� You say just the right things in the most entertaining ways. Every time I don’t want to work on my business that day I am going to think of you and just start strapping that arm down ����

  • I noticed at jury selection… Exactly what you just started off saying. The the defendant (Only Black male in the room), attorney had ended saying “crime has no color” we all have rights to trial before jury. On point as he was the sitting elephant in the room.

  • You are one of the most real people on youtube I’ve watched! I really needed to hear this, wanting to get all my ideas for a story and drawing just on the paper and do it! Thank you so much! Bless

  • For me I just get short bursts of excitement and creativity, and once I start the project, and I am pretty far into it, I just become more and more uninterested; it just gets boring

  • Ugh!!:c I procrisanted till the last week of Finals and now I’m dealing with catching up…. I did this to myself and now I gotta fix it. It’s true what Tim and other mentors say… we gotta make change a day at a time.
    Lastly, sorry for random comment, but I itend to pass my finals, go hard or go home, failure is not an option.

  • There might be a kid uploading a pic of what he claims to be you at laneway in melbroune cause I’m bald with a mo and septum piercing he wouldn’t believe I wasn’t you. For honestly a half hour I tried to convince him I wasn’t but he wasnt taking it. Let him take a pic with me so I could dip.

  • There is so many fucking awesome points in the video but the highlight has to go to that flow chart HAHAHAH that’s the realest shit ever, love your content mate your a natural at this!!!!

  • I ran across your videos and I’m hooked?! Just awesome and helpful as I’m trying to do art lessons online for the first time ever..wondering why the hell any student would want to watch and be engaged to start the project or any project for that matter during this coved 19 crisis… You gave me a lot to think about!!! Thank you!!

  • Such a brilliant talk about, Why we don’t finish things. Living a creative life is essential. This is a very inspiring talk. I also loved how you show the influence of one person, in your case your grandmother can make the biggest difference in ones life. The way we encourage children and see them is so important. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work.

  • Great video. I’ve taken up piano, swimming, football, etc… I’ve only ever really been good at drawing, which I still enjoy occasionally. I’ve always left things because I’ve become bored of them, more interested in having more free time to procrastinate… I guess it takes time to find to solidify yourself into your true passion, and experience.

  • This video is freaking awesome! Thank you! I didn’t want another tip about lists or visualizing the end. THIS was what I needed to hear!

  • Whenever I’m feeling really low, I just go through and watch just about all of your videos (especially the advice videos). Whether I’m feeling hopeless, anxious or just downright depressed… Somehow I always find exactly what I need to hear in one of your videos.

  • 1. Monitor the language you use i.e. the words you say become the things you believe.
    2. Be honest about your priorities rather than making excuses based on “not having time.” Take time to think about those thing you do and don’t want to do.
    3. Break down projects into tiny tiny habits and baby steps. Getting fit starts with 2 pushups per day not 5 big workouts per week.

  • The grandmother story made me lil bit teary:”). No one can ever love you like a granma. My nano(granma, mother’s mum) is like that she so amazing. Went to Iran n bought me dress n pants as gift from her own money. I love her to death. Be good to your elders kids

  • Serious question❗️ I have a public speaking event next Thursday. It’s a personal presentation I will be the only one on stage. Is it ok to keep a Gucci messenger bag on (GG night courier messenger) or is that informal will people expect me to take the bag of my shoulders before I present. Please anyone get back on this topic.

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  • My brother Ramit, I would be so very thankful for that free information you proffered to share! I so very much need help with this, not only for myself, by so I can set a good example to my family; and so I can demonstrate how to to get ideas done.

    I may be reached at the following, if you’re willing: [email protected] gmail.com

  • Thomas another good video, thanks!
    Thought for a future video: when I watch your videos I’m struck with the thought, “to be young and handsome again”.
    Turned 60 this year and am blown away by “where the last 20 years went”, or even, “how is it July already; it was just Christmas”. Any suggestions on how to “slow down time”? As an example, I’ve lived in many different areas of the country and spend some time working abroad. Each of these separate, discrete activities (or “eras”) punctuated a chapter in my life and delineated a period of time (which is a good thing because these chapter effectively “slowed down time”. A video on this subject with perhaps additional suggestions would be helpful.

  • One thing I noticed in Society is that a lot of people will make big claims like they want to be a doctor but then 99% of people never follow through with what they said they will do. It’s easy to start something and say they will start something but it’s another thing to actually finish what we say what we will do. I think everyone needs to finish what they started in order to be successful in life.

  • I’ve had that same problem. Tons of ideas, many songs started, but very few finished. Last December I challenged myself to do a song a week this year. It’s been going very well and fighting both my perfectionism and fear of rejection. I’m still playing catch-up on it due to a health-related hiatus, but my mindset shift is really coming along. It’s been very helpful.

  • OMG! I’ve been procrastinatingI’ve made justified why housework, and menial day to day stuff have taken precedence over the things that I really should be doing and probably are more beneficial and will make be happy but, am stuck in my “role as a housewife and mother” and finding myself saying that I hope my kids will be grown and out of the house so I can get a life of my own. I enrolled myself in a billing and coding program… hoping this sets me on the right path to achieving a life of my own

  • I discovered your channel because I like to draw. Very quickly I started coming back for wisdom, humor and of course drawing inspiration. This channel is so much more than just some “drawing tutorial”. Currently, you are definetely my favorite youtuber / person online:-)

  • BS. Here’s the truth. We get to a point where we love our work to its current extent, maybe even be surprised by how much better the work is than we think we are.. and the fear of ruining it by finishing it deters us from doing so.

    I once talked to a great artist and he asked me if I do doodles. I said I don’t. He said that’s the problem. If you can only pull something off only in one angle or one particular way you will always be afraid of ruining your work. You need to let go of the mental boundries of perfection and rather see every piece of work as practice and one step on the endless stairway of becoming a great artist.

  • Its great how tactful you were. Im guilty of this, people call me lazy, and I just feel worst about myself. Truth is im just scared and insecure and thus not follow troughmany important things.

  • Thank you for reaching out and letting me know you were on here! Awesome presentation and lovely painting too. Kids were watching with me and they remember meeting you so many years ago. Big hugs:-)

  • I finished this video in 10 hours, always coming back and watching a little because i got distracted all the time… (a wonderful video by the way Thomas, I’m thankful for your effort, you bring such a calming and hopeful feeling to me about my future)

  • Setting limits on other things helps as well to get them done. I restrict myself to one, or maybe a handful, of self-improvement or motivation video(s) at the beginning of the day, and then that’s it. It helps me to pick from the seemingly endless choices. I only put those books on my nightstand I’m definitely motivated to read RIGHT NOW or that I feel will help me with my current situation. I restrict my to-do lists to things that are really important that day and that I know I can get done. I restrict the number of healthy habits or whatever I learn about on YouTube that I’m going to implement to a realistic amount. Etc. Etc. We humans are limited, and live in linear and limited time, and this was a tough skill for me to master, especially as someone with ADHD who doesn’t necessarily always live in linear time.

  • Awesome Content! So valuable and I learned so much from it. I hope we can work together would love to edit your video, have you see our works?

  • Love that your videos always have intentional narrative even if it starts somewhere totally different to where it ends it’s clear how much thought goes into these being well paced. ������

  • Hi. You are really kind of the personality I admire the most. confident, clear, strong and have will to help others by making money for your ownself and family.

  • i pay youtube premium. i dont want to see any ads in the videos please. can youtube not block such videos with embedded ads in them

  • Hi Mr. Rami, thanks for sharing this video. It’s awakening me somehow. I wish to go over your formula to follow through. Wishing you a success!

  • Okay I noticed I paused the video to look up which clothing brand was Ramit wearing and one thing let to another I am signing up for one more social media scheduler instead of doing any work… FOCUS AND STOP PROCRASTINATING.

  • Man, Thank you so much. Sometimes I think I have consumed enough productivity Videos and I don’t need more, but your videos are an exception. I just went through your past videos that I have liked. Each one is Gold. Your videos are actually packed with great advice. ❤❤❤

  • Another helpful thing to do is to set small, limited goals along the way to completing a bigger project. I’m writing a book, and have a ton of scenes and other writings for that book spread throughout about 20 notebooks. So I’m setting a goal of moving one little notebooks worth of writings into the overall manuscript a day. Just to get going again after a long hiatus. Humans are success junkies; if you don’t get those constant little successes along the way, you’ll love motivation and momentum.

  • I love the psychology behind the first point (well all the points, but #1 specifically).

    There are days as a freelance writer that I don’t get anything done, and I get really down on myself. I commiserate with my wife and say “I’m just a bum.” I mean, in that moment, I feel like it’s true, so it’s hard to break that habit. But what’s odd is that, on the days when I get a LOT of work done (and make a good amount of money doing it), I don’t feel like a winner (or whatever the opposite of a bum is), I just feel “good enough,” if that makes any sense. I wonder why it’s so easy to label yourself a loser, but so difficult to label yourself a winner?

  • Things like tidying up your space after you work, washing the dish as soon as you put it in the washer, keeping your outfit ready the night before…everything helps. These tiny habits snowball into your behaviour and you will never be able to NOT finish a project again.

  • You are really one of the greatest guys i’ve ever seen on the internet. You truly kinda motivate me to make my dreams come true. Thank you and keep up your great content.��

  • Hello mr.davis! I was in your class last year! Your talks are so inspiring, please continue inspiring people and being amazing!����

  • That bloody Air New Zealand video gives me PTSD �� we watched it 4 times when going to and from the US and it didn’t get any easy every time it came on.

  • “Are you interested in investigating the accuracy of any of these big assumptions?” That is a powerful approach as it reduces resistance. As Ramit astutely points out this is opposite the (expected) next question, “Are you willing to ‘give up control of XYZ’ <>” so it becomes something you are still exploring, not something you are being confronted to do. That is a huge “Aha!” moment.

  • I think it’s perfectly okay to say that you don’t have time if you’re truly not interested in doing something. Why lead the person on and say that you’ll think about it while your intention was really to appear nice? It might just backfire on you. 

  • how does taking small steps (like doing two push ups a day) is corolated with you saying that to stop buying a latte will make you rich?
    I mean the “stop buying a latte” is never about the money, is about the mind set of being frugal.

    doesnt “stop buying a latte” is a small step ( like doing 2 push ups a day) towards getting rich?

  • procrastination and not capable of committing to any of my work is really problem for me.But awesome video great piece of advice Ramit….

  • In the past, I have struggled alot in finishing things I start. Mostly due to procrastination, fear and over thinking the situation. Thank you for reinforcing my decision to stay consistent with my goals and also finish well. Thank you��

  • I like the idea about tiny baby steps. You know its like trying to eat a bowl full of rice all at once but no one would do that instead we would rather take a spoon full at a time. Thank s for this eye opener.

  • From your flowchart I thought you were going to explain why telling friends/family whats your idea or a next project isn’t a good thing, because it really isn’t, they “support” you with kind words etc. and you get too much gratification from just that, so your brain is pretty much okay with that sense instead of actually finishing/doing anything, especially if you get easily unmotivated like me.

  • Ramit, since you live on both coasts, do you ever find a difference socially between which coast “commits” more often than the other? Do you find any other nuances between coasts when it comes to those more likely to commit and “finishing what is started”?

  • Very inspiring talk, Robert! Now I don’t have to feel guilty with some unfinished projects! Thanks for sharing your personal story too, very compelling.

  • this is really wonderful and inspiring I erase one of my unfinished artwork and drew a new one with completely different style and finished it recently. Thanks Robert, greetings from Malaysia.

  • I had to stop the video twice just to laugh. The second time morphed into a full on laugh attack. Besides that the key points of break things down into smaller steps and setting deadlines and actually getting things done is hard. My main job is homeschool parent to my autistic, adhd, sleep disorder 15 yr old son so setting things like deadlines I don’t do with myself. It’s all about motivating him or getting him to do his work and try help him to get his things done so my things have no time frame at all. I work on my things after he actually starts getting on with things while I supervise him and stop what I’m doing if he needs me or to help get him back on track etc. I don’t think I could commit to a time frame for my things. I might try a loose goal like create 1 blog post this month or work on a character profile or working on a town map or or or. There are so many ors or parts to my vision and then so many steps for each or it could feel overwhelming. I kind of work on things for fun or stress relief while other things/ors don’t get touched for months. I notice my goals are usually just work on this or that and not finish this or that. Closing that loop is a big challenge.

  • You’re handsome, you’re silly & pretty funny. You’re a badass artist. I love the content.. You’re everything ive wanted in a man. 😉 too bad you’re alll the way in Australia ���� im in the U.S.A ���� keep up the self care.. Im kinda dealing with addiction myself i got 10 months clean.. Your videos have helped me not only woth my art but with improving myself. Thankkk you man!

  • Let’s talk about how your videos flow so well. How the fuck do you keep my attention on somewhat mundane (though usually useful) topics? How do you jump to the next topic without it being a super obvious segway?

  • Barbara Sher wrote “Refuse to Choose” for people with ‘too many interests to pick just one’. If you are super curious and struggle to finish projects, I encourage you to check it out!

  • Ok… I’ll just do it then, Get to it! I’m not really a youtuber, but been watching some Neil Gaiman vids after i enjoyed his awesome masterclass,(check it out). Anyways for some reason your video “How to silence your inner critics” popped up… I like where your coming from and this is some good shit, the next 3 videos YouTube pushed also resonated with me… And then, or now I need to stop watching and do some work…. OK then, I’ll get back to you, when i made some progress, don’t hold your breath! Peace մ₄°► PS. Not to be rude or anything, but from a scale to 1-10 how depresed do you feel about losing your hair..This is a wild guess, and i-m probably just projecting, but for me, its a strong 7^^

  • I’m going to come back to this video whenever I feel like I’m too lazy to actually get things done. Keep making videos and I’ll keep watching ’em, cheers mate

  • It was a great video. Thank you for your advice. I saw some of your other videos as well(probably u’ve got likes in spam haha). You mentioned in one of them that you went to Stanford after a lot of hard work and dedication. I am preparing for IIMs. This year I’ll be appearing for CAT. My question is how did you manage to not let your mind wander while you were preparing likeoh, I should learn this and that or get a job side by side while preparing. I even get weird thoughts like learning to paint and sketch or start blogging for-long-time-procrastinated website or something even weirder. Wasn’t that tough and frustrating? Constantly thinking to cultivate a plan B and self-doubting?

  • As a New Zealander, I apologise for the Air New Zealand safety video.

    Incidentally I’ve never flied with them, and hope never to if it means witnessing that video.

  • i honestly thought this video was about why i dont finish my art bc of laziness or something lol but he literally made me realize things.

  • I am crying! ‘Heroin isn’t going to shoot itself. Gotta do it every day. Discipline.’
    Another great motivational video! Thank you! ��������

  • Ok… I’ll just do it then, Get to it! I’m not really a youtuber, but been watching some Neil Gaiman vids after i enjoyed his awesome masterclass,(check it out). Anyways for some reason your video “How to silence your inner critics” popped up… I like where your coming from and this is some good shit, the next 3 videos YouTube pushed also resonated with me… And then, or now I need to stop watching and do some work…. OK then, I’ll get back to you, when i made some progress, don’t hold your breath! Peace մ₄°► PS. Not to be rude or anything, but from a scale to 1-10 how depresed do you feel about losing your hair..This is a wild guess, and i-m probably just projecting, but for me, its a strong 7^^

  • Thank you very much for sharing your beautifull and strong story of becoming a person of love and showing the importance of being loved and loving to find your purpose and the courage to live it

  • Have you ever experienced difficulty when in situations where you must complete objectives with others who don’t prioritize or understand efficiency? I’d be interested in your specific opinion of the better ways to hack/approach the process of motivating the efficiency of a group after identifying the perceived clear route to completion. Sincerely, someone who appreciates your thought.

  • Boohoo, that heroin part was really tasteless, making fun of people who really got it shitty.
    But even if you had advised us to go rape our neighbours’ pets, it would still be overshadowed by that Kiwi Air commercial. I could come up with a list of famous tasteless to depraved movies, but that… fukn hell on toast, man.
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  • We are all works in progress regardless of temporary setbacks “ keep breathing while continuing to put one step in front of the other, that’s the work, having a goal and a creed is useful but those can change along the way.

  • Hey Thomas I had a question. Do you know how to do this mental exercise called Add-1? It’s in the book called “Thinking, Fast and Slow.” In Chapter 2. In the first page.

  • Ahh I’ve been putting off getting back into the workforce, with my main point being “Get a job” this was weirdly helpful. I’m uncomfortable. Keep it up. Xx

  • I used to think that we don’t finish things because we got what we need and often see the final work in our mind. I have since learned that we don’t finish things because we lack discipline, artists are especially susceptible.

  • Hahahah literally as you said “checking ya phone and checking the fridge” I was standing in front of the fridge staring into it, phone in hand listening to ya vid!
    Good to have ya back mate!

  • I used to think there was something charming about self-deprication. How wrong I was! I never realised just how badly it was affecting my self perception and the way I was perceived by others too.

  • Delegating? I’m afraid someone will get mad at me-get in my face about it. And then there’s social fears. They make me pick up any little side interest that I come across. These consume me and short circuit drive in what it is I really want to do. I end up having a life long string of ‘hobbies’ none of which reach completion.

  • Thank you Thomas once again for your wise advice. I am 18 and have had cancer for 2 years now. Since the first day I knew about this, I wanted to make a youtube channel to talk about it. I never did tho, because of chemotherapy. However, now that I am in a better place, I find myself having lots of ideas but neve manage to finish them, mainly because I find myself excuses. But I think, eventhough my energy is limited, I should also add limits and deadlines to my projects so I can finish them. This comment will be a witness of my commitment to succed in that!

  • Yeah, so so happy to see you doing your thing Robert. I just wanted to give you a big hug and hear your lovely loud laugh. Hugs from Shanghai. x

  • No employer or game dev will accept a half finished song. Sorry, finishing things is an objectively good quality. This is like saying hey you finished in 4th, at least it wasn’t 5th, definitely detrimental to personal development.

  • Hey Thomas, thanks for the video! My problem with not finishing projects doesn’t have to do with options, I believe it has to do with new things popping up and me being more interested in them and losing interest in the one I was doing previously… What could I do about that? Thanks!

  • Came to learn how to finish creative projects, left wanting to flip off my “conformist robot slave” co-workers and shoot heroin. Who says the internet is bad for you?

  • My Grama used to buy clay for me. So I made her some little sheep. She would keep them in a nestle’ tin. And she would do the same thing. T.T Love you Mee-Maw.

  • One things I have understood is that time is only of value when you value your time. To begin any path of growth or change, you have to first begin to value your time and yourself enough to show up. 

  • I am an undergrad student but sometimes I offer services like process simulation and 3d modeling to other students to make a quick buck. But I don’t have any idea how much I should ask… I always have the feeling that the work I did was too easy and they could’ve easily done it if they put on the time. I feel like the money I was asking wasn’t worth it. How should I rate my services?

  • This video wasnt what what the title said…. If you are going to talk about increasing self confidence, name the title of the video something which matches that. Why are you giving wrong titles?

  • I never finish things or goals. My interests keep changing and it’s beyond depressing, I feel like giving up because I feel no purpose to life if I lose interest so quickly in every single
    Thing. I’m creative but my styles and interest changes so much. I feel psychotic and I don’t know what to do.

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  • This made me cry. So inspirational. I’ve always wanted a tutorial on how to be a homeless junkie and have some advice on how to achieve that goal and then here you are, encouraging me to live my best life and give to society begging for money from the rich who go to Starbucks, making the poor-rich gap just a little bit smaller every time they hand me a dollar. I cried, I liked the video, and I am going to do this. Thanks man.

  • I am glad that I was able to stumble upon your channel. Some people may have similar messages but are transmitted in a different way by their personality, experiences and skills that can reach others while others may not. Your video are well edited, dynamic and not just a talking heads video. Practical and actionable advice, keep up the content.

  • Those safety videos are why every household in Aotearoa has a 1995 Honda Civic for every family member. Easier and less painful to drive to friggin’ Whangārei.

  • The second thing that comes to mind when I get a thought of what I want is ‘You’re crazy! You can’t do that!’ Basically, almost every single person from my childhood who didn’t believe in themselves and so decided to put me down starts yelling at me at me so many years later. And that’s exactly what stops me. So, I sit and cry and feel frustrated at this imaginary person (most of whom are dead now) not letting me achieve. It’s really difficult to break out of that moment.

  • Hi Ramit,
    You just given me a new tagline to hide my procrastination i.e.” i thought about it and its not one of my priorities right now”Ha!Ha!Just joking…I like it anyway and will try your method.Rgds

  • the example of divide and conquer is not maybe applicable,when it comes to software engineering,because it’s full of information in the internet,and that little tiny bby step would become a complete field on itself,so it’s really not clear when to stop the division phase

  • I have a problem with finishing things. So many projects. I got maybe 30 drafts on wordpress, several songs half-written/translated, almost 2 dozen years of art left unfinished. A lot of times I find myself putting effort into the things impossible or difficult for me to do instead of finishing easy tasks that arr nearly done. I just posted a picture of Green Diamond on my deviantart, a simple picture of pen & colored pencils; and I consider that a great accomplishment, considering my record.

  • I just heard this talk for the first time and it resonated profoundly with me. I am 46 years old and all my life I have struggled with not finishing anything, even though I enjoyed exploring my interests. I can remember exactly when this began. I feel that at my time of life I should know what my passion is and follow it, but I don’t. Your talk helped me to see that as long as I keep trying and exploring my time will not have been wasted. I want to thank you so much for your words. I was beginning to lose the courage to continue my pursuit of my passion. This has meant a great deal to me.

  • I really can relate to your ideas. that’s exactly what I say to myself. But easily give up and whine. I appreciate your video. I’ll continue working on it.

  • Some of those woolworths cakes are surprisingly cheap.
    The heroin bit is probably not great advice because a lot of the TABs are closing down due to online betting.

  • Hi Robert, so happy to see you and watch your talk. A nice way to start Sunday. Great presentation and touching, inspring stories.:)

  • I agree…We finish when we are passionate and on purpose with that particular train of thought…Sometimes we must challenge ourselves to free fears that encumber our Truth from coming out…Thank you for sharing your Truth and enlightening us to the organic process of life <3

  • This video is packed with great info! Thank you! Most just tell you exactly what you already know “you start too many projects” and don’t tell you how to finish them “just quit quitting” that isn’t helpful. Whoever voted this down must not have watched the entire video. Thanks!

  • Wow! So to get ripped i just have to describe myself as RIPPED! I will give it a go and get back to you all, to let you know if it worked.

  • hey, really nice video, i have got a similar channel, check it out and we can collab as well, i’ll make an interesting video for your channel