By making a firm commitment to achieve your goals, you put aside all excuses and become more determined and focused than ever before. Successful people set and write down their goals and then refuse to budge no matter what happens until they have achieved them.
Once you have set clear, specific goals with definite tasks and deadlines, your subconscious mind will then set about finding solutions and opportunities to help you get them. Without deadlines it is easy to procrastinate and put off important tasks.
It is very common for people to complete 90% of a task and then slack off the final completion. You must discipline yourself to fight off this natural tendency and push through to completion.
Every time you complete a task your brain releases endorphins which give you a sense of well-being and elation. The greater the task, the more endorphins are released. Those that work with me regularly, know how I use the reward and punishment system for completing action steps. Well this is nature's way of rewarding you.
Everyone likes to feel like a winner and you get a feeling of winning by completing a task 100%. When this habit of task completion kicks in, your life will begin to improve in ways you can't imagine. However, the reverse is also true. The incompletion of a task is a major source of stress and anxiety. If you have ever had a major assignment that you have put off, you will understand what I am talking about. The longer you wait, the closer the deadline, the greater the stress. It can start to keep you awake at night. When you finally complete it you have a great feeling of relief.
Bringing closure to an issue is essential for you to feel happy and in control of your situation. Lack of closure, unfinished business or an incomplete task is a major source of stress, dissatisfaction and failure. It consumes an enormous amount of physical and emotional energy.
Learning Consultant, Capita Learning & Development