It is said that if you do not buy the lottery ticket, you will never strike the lottery. If for some reason or other we are not achieving what we hope to, not fulfilling our goals set out when we were young and in school, where all big dreams began and sad to say ended, we can only attribute it to one thing. We have not followed up on our dreams. The Follow Through! Sports men and women are familiar with this. The difference between a good sports person and a great sports person is more often than not the Follow Through. I'm absolutely sure that there a millions out there who had set out to fulfill a life long ambition or dream only to fall away because there was no follow through. The initial action was there but because of the presence of challenges and obstacles, it affects the follow through and before we know it, we give ourselves all the reason why we cannot make it. I have this nagging habit. My follow through is not good enough. I need more practice in this area. A good golfer will tell you that striking the ball is not good enough. Its the good follow through that will keep the ball on the fairway, and thus still in play. No follow through and we are either in the woods or out of bounds. Translate this to our goals. If no follow through, we are out of play and we lose a stroke or two.
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can't accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through."