Sometimes I think all I need is another achievement. Not that I’ve PLANNED that, but my “Feel-Good-Meter” gets a kick every time a new goal, no matter how small, is finished. At a seminar one time, the speaker said “You can’t move on until the unfinished stuff is completed.” Very cool, and sometimes very hard to define. How many unfinished things? Which ones? The big ones? ….little ones?
For me, it turns out to be ANYTHING that isn’t finished. Chris Gillibeau, of “The Art of Nonconformity”, gave an example saying how he runs every Sunday morning, whether he wants to or not. If he doesn’t, it’s unfinished business. And I’d wager a fella doesn’t feel quite complete if he doesn’t do it; the Feel-Good-Meter needle rests just a little bit lower that day.
My unfinished thing du jour could be “gotta get the power meter on my bike trainer installed” or “feed the dogs, give them clean water, and put fish food in the pond” or “finalize the camera comparison documentation at work”. The deal here is It Has to be Done; halfway doesn’t do it, I can pretty much vouch for that.
Try paying attention to that and see…..you probably finish things several times a day but don’t really pay attention to how it makes you feel. Put it on your Twitter or Facebook and broadcast your attitude gain. I love having my happy meter running high, and pretty sure that you do, too.