Recently I was reading about the concept of completion. That’s the term used in The Slight Edge, by Jeff Olson. For years, I’ve thought of this concept in terms of close the loop or the circle.
How many things do we all start and not complete? Perhaps a task we need to do on the job or a project we started. Something happens to divert our attention and distracts us from finishing it. Or what about taking care of some little nuisance chore you need to take care of that’s been bothering you because it’s not finished.
How does this make you feel? Does it seem to block your momentum, inhibit your ability to move forward and progress? According to Jeff Olson, incomplete things keep calling you back to the past to take care of them.
Have you ever created so many unfinished, incomplete things that you can’t imagine ever getting caught up with it all? In the chapter on completion, there is a story about a woman who had accumulated 17 years of stuff in her basement and was intending to move out of the house within the year. Because of learning about the slight edge concept, she started with one box at a time. Every time she went down to the basement to do the laundry, she packed up and got rid of a box or bag of stuff. When time came to move, the basement was pretty much cleared out. Wow! Talk about completion.
What about you? What do you need to complete? What loop do you need to close?