In the finals days of my March Madness, I’m struggling this last week of challenges and the follow-through of my efforts are slowly fading. However, I am remaining committed to my challenges and, no matter the circumstances, I’m finishing this month strong.
With the weather changes this week, I felt sluggish and, as if fighting off a possible cold, tired al day. Dragging around, I waited until this evening to complete my running miles and this blog post. I could’ve let the challenge go today, using the “I’m not feeling well” excuse; however, I refused to give into using an excuse and pressed on to follow-through.
Merriam-Webster defines follow-through as:
Main Entry: fol·low–through
Pronunciation: \ˈfä-lō-ˌthrü, ˌfä-lō-ˈ, -lə-\
1 : the part of the stroke following the striking of a ball 2 : the act or an instance of following through
Examples of the follow-through swing:
The follow-through–in a golf stroke, a baseball pitch, the backhand swing in tennis, or a quarterback’s pass–plus one’s effort equals success for completing a defined goal. As in sports, the follow-through is equally important for success in completing our goal in life. Achieve success with the follow-through of the swing.
Dedication (effort) plus commitment (follow-through) equals success for our defined goals we set. We can place our efforts into a defined goal and yield no success unless we are committed to the follow-through. To be successful, we should set our sights on the goal and succeed with the follow-through of the goal.
1) Define the goal – writing a novel, creating a healthy lifestyle, obtaining a new job, enhancing career skills, running a number of miles each week, etc.
2) Create a plan for each goal.
3) Set a completion goal – write 250 words a day, eat healthy for 30 days, job search/apply each day, take a class once a quarter, run/walk 100 miles in 2 months, etc.
4) Complete the defined goal – assign an accountability group to keep you on task.
5) Celebrate the achievement.
Goal + Follow-Through = Success
Finish strong! 💪
Fight. Finish. Faith. (2 Timothy 4:7 NKJV)