Know the Secret of Getting Ahead


“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
Walt Disney

Winners win because they always finish whatever they start. Whatever it is they start they keep working at it until the task is completed. They start, they work, they finish. Getting to the finish line is the only thing that really counts to those whose intent is to win.

We must learn it is impossible for anyone to get anywhere if we do not finish those things we start. Good intentions or wishes do not count for much in the big scheme of things. When a winner starts a project, he or she sees it through to completion.

How about you? Do you consistently finish those things you start? Are you absolutely committed to seeing your projects through to conclusion? Finishing anything and everything you want to finish is not nearly as difficult as we sometimes make it. All it takes to ensure you finish each and every job is for you to start it. That sure sounds pretty simple, doesn’t it? You simply get started and then just keep on plugging away until the job is completed.

Realistically for many getting started sometimes becomes an almost insurmountable obstacle. Let’s face it; all of us have been guilty of putting things off. Over time, our motivation wanes and eventually erodes, leaving us with nothing to show for our effort.

The beauty is when we are engaged in the pursuit of our dreams we rarely want to stop or slow down. We love what we are doing and thoroughly enjoy every moment. The activity inspires us to action. But what do we do when we just cannot seem to get started? In order to provide the motivation to get started, I suggest you sit down and visualize in detail all of the benefits which come as a result of successfully completing the venture you have in mind. If this is a life goal, think of why you want this goal in the first place and allow that why propel you to action. See yourself finishing the task and enjoying it completely then just start! Simply, just start!

It was once said that the secret of getting ahead is getting started! Once you start a project it is only a matter of time before you finish it. Winners start, winners work, winners finish. So go…… get started!


3 thoughts on “Know the Secret of Getting Ahead

  1. […] Sandra Hersey posted a noteworthy aricle today onHere’s a small snippet“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney Winners win because they always finish whatever they start. They start a project and then keep working until the task is completed. They start, they work, … […]


  2. Holly Bowne March 24, 2009 at 1:11 PM

    What an awesome post. And I loved the quotes you used. I’ve printed them out to remind me to keep my motivation, to keep going. Great topic to read first thing in the morning. Thanks!


  3. Stacey March 20, 2009 at 4:28 PM

    I oh so love this post!
    Great message! Thank you!


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