Pete Hanson’s Daily Blog: The Big Finish (Or Not)
Here’s my worry. This doesn’t have anything to do with our attention and concern with recycling. Instead, I have a sneaking suspicion that it’s symptomatic of our focus on seeing something all the way through to the end. As my dad used to say when I was a kid, “Next time you need a ride to football practice, do you want a ride 98% of the way there, or do you want a ride all the way there.”
Too many folks feel like champions for doing a great job 98% of the way through the task. Clearly, the ones that sprint all the way through the tape at the finish line are the ones that will consistently come out on top. There’s a big difference between feeling like a champion, and actually being one.
Don’t just finish (although what would be better than what we see so often), but finish strong.