So, I’ve been a little MIA here on the blog because I have been working on a goal that I set to be completed by March 1! And that was my quilt.
You see, I have the nasty habit of starting projects and not finishing them in a timely manner.
I have all sorts of excuses….
Life gets in the way, I don’t have time, I don’t have the proper materials, etc.
This particular quilt has been two years in the making. I bought my fabric exactly two years ago, but first I made myself the deal that I had to complete my nephew’s graduation quilt.
So, I did, but then it took me several months of coming up with excuses before I started on mine. I’d get good momentum, then the next step would paralyze me a little, so I’d come up with more excuses for why I couldn’t work on it.
One of my goals this year was to complete that quilt (which means getting the top pieced so I could give it to my mom to machine quilt) by March 1. And I kept hem hawing around about why I just didn’t have time.
My sister gave me a swift *metaphorical* kick in the butt and told me I should just sit down and finish that darn thing, come hell or high water. (I’m paraphrasing here, lol).
So, ten days ago, I did just that.
I ignored everything else in my life (within reason… my family still got fed and we still got school done!) and just sewed, sewed, sewed. And in six days I had that quilt done!
And that’s my advice for you.
One way to complete a goal?
JUST DO IT!!!!!
Sounds like a Nike commercial, right??? But it works… albeit at the expense of other things in your life.
If you have a project that you are determined to complete this year, I challenge you to just do it and get it done. Quit making excuses and make it happen!!
Have you ever blocked out all else in your life to complete a long awaited project or goal? Did you like that method or do you prefer a slow and steady pace?
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Beautiful quilt…way to go! There are times I block out everything for a time and it feels so good to have it done.