During the Seattle marathon yesterday (I walked the half-marathon) I had some time to reflect on the power of completion. Many of us are great starters - lousy finishers. Many of us enjoy starting more than following through.
I am a starter, but as I season (I prefer season to "mature") I am finding great satisfaction in finishing things.
The half-marathon was a good case in point. Bill and I decided we would both register and do the 13.1 mile race - he ran, I walked. We both trained for our races and we both completed it in the time we expected.
As I walked - and walked - and walked, I gave thanks for the resilience to stick with it. It is so easy to give up and move on in today's busy world. The marathon itself is not important - it is just a walk. But the power of keeping our promises is huge. When we bring things to fruition, it completes something tangible and metaphorically.
I am a bit stiff today but I have space in my head and heart for a new endeavor. Are unfinished goals filling you up and getting in the way of possibility?