One of the biggest mistakes that individuals, teams, and organizations make in business is starting a project but never finishing it. Among the many causes of unfinished projects are a lack of planning, resources, competency, follow-through, and the desire to succeed.
My grandfather was a successful real-estate developer. He kept motivational statements like the following posted on his walls:
• Thought is the inspiration of action, but the thing done is what counts.
• The world is full of starters but few finishers.
• All worthwhile achievements are the result of an idea, a start, and a strong finish.
• People think all man needs is initiative, but action must be sustained to be effective. ...