4 Ways To Finish That Project

We all have the best intentions.  We want to tackle that project head-on, but something always seems to get in the way.  Or, perhaps, we make sure something always gets in the way. And, before you know it, that bathroom project has been sitting there for six months unfinished.

But, where this a will, there is a way.  You CAN finish that project and move on to bigger and better things.  If you feel you can handle a do-it-yourself project, here are some ways that you can make sure it gets started and completed.

Will Yourself to Complete It

Think of how impressed everyone will be when you are able to show off the project that you just completed.  Those compliments can go along way and you’ll take great satisfaction every time that you see it.  

If you are taking on a DIY project, you should want to do it.

If you are not motivated to do it, it will never get done. If you know it’s an immediate project, then even though it may hit your pockets a bit, you should consider hiring someone who has the time to do the project. 

If it’s a plumbing issue, you could visit this site and see what deals they have to offer you.  If the everyday function of your house depends on you completing a task that you know you won’t have time for, call a professional.

Otherwise, you take on that project and crush it!

Set a Reasonable Time Table

When deciding on the project that you want to complete, set up a realistic time table for completion. 

This will help to keep you on task and make it not feel so overwhelming. It will also make you feel good if you are able to pull ahead of your original schedule.

Decide on the materials that are needed, if you will need an extra set of hands, and what possible complications could occur so that you are prepared for them. 

Know your daily life schedule and what commitments you need to work around and plan the best agenda that works for you.


Decide on someone who can keep you accountable. 

This person should have an idea of what your plans are, where you should be on certain dates, and how they can help you best stay on track.  Set up a reward system for yourself as well as negative consequences if you are not staying on track.

Money is always a great reward, so by completing a project with proficiency could lead you to perform similar projects for other people and making money. 

Use your DIY project to showcase what you are capable of doing and let that extra cash flow into your bank account.

One Project at a Time

Do not be a multi-tasker. 

It is very easy to procrastinate one project by starting another.  Do not start anything new until your original project has been completed. 

If more than one project is needed to be completed, this is where you need to set your ego aside and call for help.  It is the only way that things will get done.

No more looking at old projects.  There are plenty of reasons to finish that project. Own it!

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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