You know how, at the beginning of the year, your favorite gym class is so crammed with resolution-drunk people that you can barely get a spot? And how after a few weeks or months they drop off and you’re back to the regulars?
We’re into April now, and this is the time when temporary gym rats start disappearing. This is the time when people start falling off the wagon.
So today I want to send a reminder: Don’t be one of those people.
Following through is a dying art — whether that’s following through on what you tell yourself or what you promise someone else. (Click here to tweet this idea.) As Ryan Ferrier wrote recently, most people aren’t finishers.
Which makes it pretty damn easy for the rest of us to stand out. Simply do what you say you’re going to do.
Then, go beyond what you said you would do. Overdeliver. You will be amazed at the response.
Because if you actually follow through, if you actually finish, if you actually meet your deadlines consistently, people will want to work with you again and again and again.
That’s what I find with anyone who joins my biz team. When I discover someone who always follows through, always finishes, always meets deadlines and overdelivers, I want more of that person. The quality is THAT rare.
It’s not rocket science, is it? Yet following through is so refreshing that if you do it consistently, you will come out far ahead of everyone else.
Even better, it will make YOU feel good. It will make you proud of yourself. If you follow through, you’ll feel good about what you’ve accomplished.
So as we start a new workweek, ask yourself: Am I a finisher?
If following through isn’t your strength, how can you make it a priority?