do you finish what you start?

the video i made - here is the opening tcard of that job i was talking about.
@tatzkie (644)
Philippines
November 18, 2007 7:44pm CST
I feel so liberated after finishing a job that im not really sure that i could finish early. Guys, i just wanna ask everyone, do you finish something you start? Especially when that something seems large enough for other people and so draining in terms of time and energy. well, honestly i always feel bored and impatient when doing some long editing job. However, since im paid to do it, i really take time to finish it. I just finished a full length documentary just now. And i feel so relieved. So how about you what's your attitude towards a job?
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11 responses
• Philippines
20 Nov 07
hi! everytime i feel like giving up on something.. i always remember the poem "DON'T" QUIT" after that, i feel recharged. it's been my practice (to finish what i started) and i'm glad that until this very moment i have accomplished everything that I've started. :-)
@tatzkie (644)
• Philippines
20 Nov 07
i think i could have been better for all readers if you have posted the poem itself so that we can also experience what motivates not to quit on anything. thanks dear!
• Philippines
21 Nov 07
hello! :-) i really wanted to include the poem here but i cannot simply paste it, i don't know why. next time, hopefully i can do it... :-)
@tatzkie (644)
• Philippines
21 Nov 07
ok. you have to type it i guess. hehehe. coz u still have to reach the 500 mark before you can paste anything here. okies??? tnx
• Philippines
19 Nov 07
"When a task is once begun, never leave it 'til it's done. Be the labor great or small, do it well or none at all." --Anon. It's quite OC-ish to think in such terms but that is how I view any task or job that is given me. I'm very much into details and I just wouldn't easily give up on something or leave it unfinished -- particularly if i have a deadline to meet. It gives me joy knowing that when I've finished a job - any job - I've finished it well because I've poured my heart out into it and gave it my best shot. Also, some verses in the Bible that help me gain the right perspective when i work are the following: Ecclesiastes 9:10 "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom." Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men" 1 Corinthians 10:31 "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." Thank you for posting this discussion question. Have a great day, tatzkie! Happy myLotting! :)
@tatzkie (644)
• Philippines
20 Nov 07
thank you for the wonderful comment. well it is true that there is fulfillment in the jobs we finish.
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• Philippines
27 Oct 08
thank you for having chosen my comment as the best response.. it is a great encouragement.. :')
@jennyp08 (68)
• United States
21 Nov 07
I feel that it's important for anyone to finish what they started because that's the only way you can prove to yourself and everyone else that you are not a quiter.I just joyed Mylot and it seems to be really slow but I'll keep trying.
@tatzkie (644)
• Philippines
22 Nov 07
ok thatz good. tnx for the comment.
@hhhxxccc (224)
• United States
20 Nov 07
good for you :) i wish i could do the same. I put everything off.... Procrastination is defiently my biggest flaw.
@tatzkie (644)
• Philippines
22 Nov 07
well. i think it is a choice. go for it dude.
@sherrir101 (3671)
• United States
19 Nov 07
I have a hard time finishing what I have started. I have such good ideas. I plan and go about it right. I just lose interest in the project. I have Adult ADD and it is hard for me to finish anything. But..on the other hand, I do try. Sometimes it might be months down the road, I will give it the 'old college try' to finish something that I have started. Your job sounds interesting. I'll bet you are also proud, besides relieved.
@tatzkie (644)
• Philippines
20 Nov 07
i wasnt proud at first. i was kinda afraid of the judgment. Maybe because for me, what i did wasnt enough yet. I always strive for something far better. My girlfriend told me that Im OC. I just cant help but agree. Everytime i look at the video, there is something that i see wrong that needed to be changed. hahahah. it is just so ME! but anyway, il visit the editting job sometime next week for another revision to satisfy myself. Now im proud a bit. coz they like the client liked it. They asked me if i can put in chinese and spanish subtitles. That i still have to deal later. thanks for the comment. and good luck with all your endeavors.
• Singapore
19 Nov 07
Video editing jobs? For a moment I thought you were referring to English editing jobs - I have been trying to find such assignments in vain. :( And back to your question, naturally we have no choice but to finish a job we have undertaken to accomplish. There is simply no second way. And yes, especially if the project is a big-scale one, it gives immense gratification and it is hard not to feel happy in the end when all is done. =)
@tatzkie (644)
• Philippines
20 Nov 07
hahaha. well... it is quite obvious im happy having finished it. thanks dude for the comment.
• Italy
19 Nov 07
I always try to finish what I start, 'cause I feel guilty if I can't finish it xDD
@tatzkie (644)
• Philippines
20 Nov 07
guilt comes from doing something wrong. saying it means that not to finish a job is really wrong. Well i agree with you. Thanks for the comment.
@men82in (1270)
• India
19 Nov 07
As per the present stresses towards a mans' duties and urgency and hurry moods to finish a job is a real question for everybody in this world. If one job handed to us we must finish that one as for as posibleby quicker means. But the criterios such as family interruptions and friends links cannot allo us to freely finish the jobs as we planned in time. Mainly the job you've been assigned for editing a documentary really horrible. You must be in a island or to be separated from the world to do your job. If jobs assigned we must be alone from the world so that we can fulfill the expects of the assigner and it is good for us to do the job in time.
@tatzkie (644)
• Philippines
20 Nov 07
I also agree with you. indeed it is horrible, when i was still starting to collect all videos. hahaha. i remember that feeling looking at a tremendous effort and time ahead of me. with all distractions from all sides. my God I really felt that i cant finish this at all. but i dont know... i just did. a little bit of focus and self sacrifice i guess.
@nkhanna (926)
• India
19 Nov 07
the warmth of finishing a big job is very great.i congarts you for finishing a big documentary.whenever i am being given any task to accomplish,i try to complete it as soon as i can.and after completion i really feel very great.i dont feel good if i leave any job in between.Also it pinches my mind every now and then.there are some work which are really very boring for one to do ,howsoever i think if one has taken the responsibilty ofr completing it then by any means he should complete it.
@tatzkie (644)
• Philippines
20 Nov 07
thank you for the comment. indeed people like you who appreciate a person's effort makes work much easier to accomplish. I totally agree with taking responisibilities. It is important in our day to day lives.
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
19 Nov 07
the Habit of not finish a work is not good. Coz when you start something you have to finish it and start a new one again..
@tatzkie (644)
• Philippines
20 Nov 07
amen to that. thanks for the comment. good luck!
@subha12 (18462)
• India
19 Nov 07
Most of the time I do so. Whenever I start a work, i always try to finish it.It may be a daunting task, but i have the habit of taking challenge and finish it. In my team work also, i like to take initiative and see that the work is finished.
@tatzkie (644)
• Philippines
20 Nov 07
very well. thatz a nice attitude you got. after life is a continuing series of challenges and beginnings and ends. Work is inevitable. thus to finish something youre working on is imperative.