The bottom line is any skill, tool or strategy you have at your disposal is only as good as the degree to which you FOLLOW THROUGH and use it. Otherwise, it is merely intellectual entertainment. And I have found that this is hands down the determining factor that separates those individuals who create tremendous results versus those who never seem to quite get there.

I’d like to share what I believe to be the single most important distinction you can make in improving the quality of your follow through:

“Do it even though…”

Most people don’t finish the job or follow through because they get hung up on what didn’t go well or wasn’t done right – or what they may have screwed up. They have a pristine vision in their mind of how everything is supposed to look from start to finish and when it doesn’t turn out that way they lose their conviction, become discouraged or want to shift their focus to something else.

I’ve got news for you. Completion doesn’t always look pretty! Sometimes it looks downright ugly! There are usually screw-ups, setbacks and mistakes along the way. You may not have been as great as you thought you were going to be, you may have been disappointed by other people in the process, things may have taken a lot longer than you thought they would and more.

But regardless, “Do it even though…”

Do it even though:

You screwed up!
You made a ton of mistakes!
People let you down
People disappointed you
It took a lot longer than you thought it would
It didn’t turn out the way you thought it would
You’re not enjoying it
You’re not sure you still want to

You’d be amazed at some of the tricks the mind will come up with to take you out of the game when you’re in action. Remember something: you can always re-evaluate after you’ve finished. But just follow through and finish the job “even though…”

With that mindset in place, you will be amazed how many more projects you bring to completion and watch how the quality of your life and the results you create improve exponentially.

Have a great day!

Yours In Success,

Mitch Harris
Communication Mastery

Author's Bio: 

Mitch Harris is considered by many to be the most dynamic and articulate public speakers to enter the fields of motivational speaking and business consulting in the last 10 years. With over 15 years of experience in the corporate world and a background in performing, Mitch has a rare ability for electrifying audiences, while teaching practical skills at the same time. In addition to extensive experience in the sports marketing, investment banking and corporate sales training industries, Mitch was hand chosen to represent the Anthony Robbins organization, considered by many to be the #1 training organization in the world, as a Corporate Sales Trainer, Business Coach and Motivational Speaker. Mitch has also worked as a professional musician, stand-up comedian and both guest and keynote speaker for some of the top corporations in the world - including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA Realty, Northwestern Mutual, Met Life, AT&T, MCI Worldcom, Cablevision, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, and Oppenheimer & Co. just to name a few.

In addition, for the last 15 years Mitch has been the prodigal student - engaging in a constant and never ending process of self-learning, self-discovery and personal growth. He has studied with and learned from many of the modern day masters of peak performance, human influence and spiritual insight - including individuals like Anthony Robbins, Tom Hopkins, Harvey McKay, Brian Tracy, Les Brown, Zig Ziglar, Neil Donald Walsch, Eckart Tolle, and S. N. Goenka just to name a few. Mitch is an avid swimmer and practitioner of Vipassana style meditation, having gone on several 10-day silent retreats.

Mitch's varied experience, along with a deep love for helping and teaching other people is the driving force behind the vision and methodology of Communication Mastery. He has taken the lessons of his journey and combined them with the wisdom shared by others. The training events Mitch delivers are interactive, fun and extremely useful - in the real world. They are quite simply, life changing. In addition, coaching clients report that even one 60-minute session with Mitch can provide the type of insight, perspective and inspiration that help create massive action and world-class results.