Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesday: Focus

“It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.” ~Zig Ziglar

Today, I challenge you to focus on following through. Follow up; do what you said you were going to do; be accountable for your actions; be proactive; take control of the conversation…

Too many opportunities are lost from a lack of follow-through. Use a calendar; tie a string around your finger; set an alarm or a task reminder; whatever it takes… If you say you’re going to put a cover letter and resume in the mail, as well as send it via email, put it in the mail. If you say you’re going to call someone on Friday, please call them on Friday.

You can have the best of intentions, be extremely well prepared, and have great focus, but if you don’t follow up, you’ll blow it.

Focus. Then follow through.

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic message, Jen. We all need to be reminded to follow-up often. Thanks.

    If you see a guy with a string tied around his finger today...it might be me!

    Paul Sutherland
    aka: @BreakThruGuy