Do You Really Finish Your Projects?

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I mean no disrespect here, but my bet is, based on my experience and observation, that you don’t completelyfinish line ahead sign finish your projects.

The lack of completion comes on two levels.

You give up before the finish line, and you put the finish line at the wrong place.

What do I mean?

  1. We set a finish line at the start of a project. It includes process documentation and a picture of a completed project. Yet most project teams disband and move on before all of those final deliverables are met. Might the finish line change a bit once we are working on a project? Sure — but usually we just end at 380 meters (and move on to the next urgent project/race), rather than consciously running through 400 meters to the finish.
  2. Our finish line never includes capturing the learning from the project itself — to make future activities and projects more effective and successful. If you want truly successful projects, you need to include this inside the ...(register to read more)

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Avis Johnson-Smith December 22, 2013 at 4:43 pm


I would like permission to use the photo Finish Line Ahead Hang In There on my course announcement page. I teach Family Nurse Practitioner students and they are at the halfway point of the educational journey.

Thank-you for your time and consideration.

Avis Johnson-Smith, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CPNP, CNS
Associate Clinical Professor
Angelo State University


BMD Editors December 23, 2013 at 11:06 am

Hi Avis,

The photo was purchased from, so we can’t authorize you to use it on your website. However, you can buy it from Deposit Photos for less than $1.


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