We often make the mistake of equating "finishing" to "sticking to our commitment and not quitting". Finishing is more than merely "not quitting". We often use "completing" interchangeably with "finishing". That is more accurate. When something is complete, it is fully finished or fully accomplished. We create a low bar or standard when we let people think that simply "doing something until the end" is the same as finishing or being complete. A runner can run a race and cross the line but it doesn't necessarily mean that they "finished" the race. They can slow down and "give up" during the race and still cross the line, which keeps it from being complete. A team can play an entire game until the time runs out or the last out is recorded but it doesn't necessarily mean that the team played hard with maximum effort until there were no plays remaining. Finishing refers to completing the task until it is done at the maximum effort. A gymnast finishes the landing when they stick it and fight to make sure that the judge sees that they stuck it. A batter finishes their at bat when they sprint through first base, regardless of whether they thought they would be safe or out. A student finishes a class when they study and do all that they can to achieve an "A" for their grade, and not merely a passing credit. We finish our life when we live it fully. Simply "not quitting" doesn't equate to living completely.
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