Starting at the Finish is Cheating
Pardon me, dear friends of the Kinesthetic Christian. I have been traveling with my family and then came home to a whirlwind of preparation for a call scheduled with a book publisher. He is interested.
I fear I must shift my time a bit from the regular KC posting. This is hard because I love it here, among the sound bytes and digital images. But the decision is made. I will dive into this one very big project and, potentially, the 2 month sprint ahead to give my book a chance to succeed and my business, Fit2Finish, a huge boost.
Then I see this in the Parade Magazine this morning. Marilyn vos Savant has published the question I sent in eons ago. My question, why are mazes easier if you start at the finish? Her answer: because you have broken the one rule of mazes, start at start.
Life can only be lived in one direction. We don’t get the answers first. We get the questions, then we work our way to the answers. Just like books. If you read the last page first, you ruin it. Just like book projects, you have to start at the beginning and fill in the chapters.
But then the real work begins: convincing people to come along for the ride. My project? Making people Fit to Finish before the final whistle blows. We must all start at start. Starting at the finish is breaking the only rule.
I’m guilty of trying to make it easier by starting at the finish and working backwards. It’s easier that way! Marilyn vos Savant says that’s cheating.
God occupies that spot. God is finishing each of us by drawing us toward Himself. All He requires? Full effort. I’m willing; He’s able. Here goes!!
Posted on January 12, 2014, in Body, In Action, Life, writing and tagged cheating, finish line, Fit2Finish, God, God's timing, Marilyn vos Savant, Parade Magazine, publishers, race, writing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.