How to Follow Through on Everything You’ve Said You’ll Do

Posted: February 24, 2010 in Business, I Don't Know, Productivity
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Have you ever said “Yeah, I’ll do that” – and then completely failed to? I bet you have, and I’d also bet that you felt kinda bad about it. Whether it was doing the dishes or visiting a sick relative, getting back to someone by email or finishing that report by Friday, saying that you’ll do something and then not doing will knock your reputation in the eyes of those around you.

There are all sorts of reasons why we sometimes fail to do what we say we’ll do. Perhaps:

  • We overcommitted ourselves, and ran out of time and energy
  • We found that we really didn’t want to do it
  • We simply forgot all about it, until it was too late

So how can you make sure that you always follow through on what you’ve said you’ll do? [read]

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