Updated, with a linkable table of contents. A powerful, life-changing piece!
A source of great power in life, yet so simple
The insanity of not completing
The completion process
Why it must be in writing
The completion process and life
THE KEY QUESTION OF LIFE...
I was asked, by a very conscientious person, who tries to learn how to do better in life and to be a "good person": "What did I do wrong in my life that caused me to not live a better life?."
The answer was "You stopped short. You stopped short of going far enough to finish off problems or to learn enough to handle what was needed in life. But, now, you have the opportunity to "complete" what you need to learn and install to make life work. I hope you do The Process."
"The secret to lack of success in life is 'stopping short'".
Also note that diligently completing things in life has the effect of increasing one's confidence. Note that without successful completions one cannot realistically gain confidence in oneself - no, "affirmations" will not do any good, as they must be true in order to be effective! (See Ultimate Confidence - Its Effect On Life And How To Get It.)
THE HELL OF "STOPPING SHORT"
It seems that we allow ourselves to "stop short" of doing what is needed to have the pieces of our life work magnificently. It is as if there is some miracle that will make things better. Or it is as if the negative in life is to be tolerated, where we choose to live in a compromised (or mediocre) life - a Groundhog Day lived over and over.
It is as if we come home and see alot of rusting old cars all over our yard, reminding us of what is undone and sitting there comprising the life we could have.
But if we do not "stop short" of doing what is necessary to solve our problems, we will be left with a life that is needlessly "hard" and littered with unsolved problems. (Duh!)
If we stop short on anything, we leave it until "later", and we end up with huge piles of lots of little things. (Even just putting a thing in its ultimate designated place, rather than leaving it partway for completing later, is something to be avoided.)
Read on and decide what you will do. And then, though it takes alot of time, go through and completely solve all of your problems, doing the necessary learning to be able to have "Sufficient" Knowing to accomplish each solution!
This will transform your life - and every person who want to be successful in life must pledge absolutely to follow this Great Rule: Finish everything you start (or don't even start it).
THE RESULTS OF INCOMPLETION
A life full of incompletions causes the same unpleasant experience of the skunk when the wind changes: "Ah, it all comes back to me now!" Such a life, frankly, really sucks!
These are some of the results that are guaranteed:
Attention on what is incomplete, so one isn't fully present or enjoying the now.
Bad results in life, ongoingly
Feeling bad about oneself (rather than understanding it is just a lack of action)
Lack of self confidence
The road to hell/failure (or less of a life) is strewn with incompletions that have not only wasted time but most importantly have lost the gains one would have made from completing what is of great impact on one's life. (See Living Masterfully: The 80/20 Life, for a perspective on importance and effectiveness in life.)
A SOURCE OF GREAT POWER IN LIFE
Completion is a source of great power in life. Its practice will make your life so much easier and so much more powerful in terms of getting the results you want. Since power is the ability to produce desired results, we must learn how to apply our energy effectively to create the resuts we want - and to not create the results we don't want. To accomplish that, we must gain Sufficient Knowing (on how things work and how to work them). Most people stop before they get enough knowledge to get what they want - and accordingly vastly shortchange themselves!
THE INSANITY OF NOT COMPLETING
"WHAT YOU DO NOT COMPLETE, YOU'RE BOUND TO REPEAT."
...over and over and over and over... (Groundhog Day)
One of the rules in life is: The lesson will be repeated until learned. Though the language is "passive" and it is almost implying that there is some force out there that causes the lesson to be repeated, this is otherwise an essentially true and profound statement. It sounds much less glamorous in its other forms:
Einstein: You can't solve a problem at the level of thinking that you created it.
Or simply, if you don't know better, when something comes up you could experience a problem. If you don't learn from that experience and you don't figure out how to solve the problem, well, guess what! The next time the situation comes up, you'll get the same result (it will repeat). (Duh!)
So, if it is important enough not to experience that problem again, we recommend that you "complete" the thinking and the process to gain the knowledge and the process to not experience (or at least lessen) the bad results from that situation.
"The definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing and expect different results."
The statement related to "completion" is:
"The definition of insanity is to not learn what it takes to solve key "problems" and to keep experiencing the same undesired results!!!!!!!"
We do the latter for some reason. Maybe it's lack of faith. Maybe it's not knowing what to do or where to go to solve the problem. Maybe "it seems so hard" and "I don't want to face it." [But it is better to face it once than keep repeating it!!!!]
But those are not real barriers (they only exist because we make them up with our mind and then believe, incredibly, that they are true!).
The only solution that will lead to real power is completion - and what we need you to do to "Stop The Insanity!" is to fully commit to using the completion process. Of course, you'll have to "complete" on using the completion process. You'll have to use the completion process to do that!
THE COMPLETION PROCESS
You'll notice this is similar to "problem solving", good thinking practices, etc.
The "completion" process is merely: (Note that it MUST be written down. See why, below.)
What is the problem? Describe it completely and objectively, including what the intention is that was thwarted (not achieved, blocked).
What result(s) do I want? What is my intention as to the results I want?
What else do I need to know and who can provide that or what other resource can I use, such as what to read and/or research?
Possibly use an ally to help hold you accountable or keep you on path or to give feedback as to when you are actually complete.
Once you feel you have learned and/or identified what is needed, write out what the solution is and then implement it.
See if it works (stop, look, and listen) and refine as needed.
Essentially, the completion process is the same as the problem solving process, except that it possibly involves more learning to gain the knowledge necessary to effectively operate in the area of the problem and/or in the problem situation.
WHY MUST IT BE IN WRITING?
The only reason not to write it down is that it "seems like too much effort" or "the extra effort is not worth it." But that would be like a child not wanting to put out effort, waiting to be rescued by having someone else do it or just using magical thinking in hoping that it'll go away.
The effort to write this out is well-proven to create greater results.
If it is just in the mind, it evaporates, it often is only partial, there is not as much depth and there is no path set to go down further toward completion, etc. In other words, it doesn't work, so stop doing it!!! (Duh!)
Also, writing it down in black and white generally forces one to look at it clearly and to not be vague and/or not to BS oneself by telling an untruth. It leaves a path (or a "marker" of the beginning of a possible path to explore). One can proceed in greater depth. One can share it with a fellow problem solver and/or ally, who can help to contribute a different viewpoint and possibly relevant knowledge.
A lazy approach will get the results that a lazy person experiences in life - like rusty cars all over the front yard, etc.
So: JUST DO IT!!!!!
THE COMPLETION PROCESS AND LIFE
A Complete Process
Also, it is a complete process, perhaps reviewing some topics that you already know and can therefore skip, but a process where you can fill in the missing pieces. Most people have missing pieces and many more things they need to understand in order to have a viewpoint that works.
THIS IS ABOUT "COMPLETING", FOR IF ONE IS INCOMPLETE IN ANY KEY AREA, THERE IS UNNECESSARY FRICTION HOLDING YOU BACK FROM LIVING YOUR LIFE AT THE HIGHEST FUNCTIONING HUMAN BEING LEVEL. ONE WITHOUT LIMITING BELIEFS OR FEARS AND WITHOUT A LIMITING LACK OF AWARENESS. ONE WITH FULL HEALTH IN EACH AREA.
MOST PEOPLE ARE UNAWARE OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE AND WHAT CAN BE DONE - SO TAKE THE TESTS!!!
THIS PROCESS WILL HAVE YOU NOT ONLY LIVING A BETTER LIFE BUT YOUR VERY BEST LIFE, A LIFE OF EASE AND GRACE THAT IS FULLY SATISFYING AND HAPPY.