CaseyLand: the art of the follow through

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

the art of the follow through

 My biggest pet peeve is when people don't follow through. When they don't respond. When they don't acknowledge. When they say they will and then they don't. You hear me?

With other people, I'd like to say I'm pretty good with follow through. I'll text or call you back, even if I don't want to. If I say I'll do something for you or with you, I will. You can count on me. I want you to trust me, so I do what I say.

However, my personal follow through with myself is a little lacking. With other people it's so easy to be your best self. Other people will hold you accountable for your actions. I've realized over the years that I need to also hold myself accountable for my actions when I'm alone, or when no one is watching. This sounds like a simple concept, but I don't think it is. How many times do we tell ourselves things like, "I'm going to go to the gym four times a week!" "I'm going to read that book by the deadline" or "I'm going to make that person a treat and bring it over". I don't know about you guys... but for me it's a daily thing!!

I decided this year I wanted to be much more intentional with myself. I want to hold myself accountable. Alex and I started going to the gym together. We tried going last summer, but after two weeks we decided other things were important. This January (typical, I know) I decided I was done laying around and making excuses. And I'm proud to say that without fail (as long as I didn't have work or other obligations that were, in fact, more important) I have made it to the gym at least 3-4 times a week. It's been incredible! I actually crave working out! I never thought this was a possibility. (Before you click away thinking this is going to turn into some fitness activist post, let me assure you, it is not. I know nothing about working out, so I won't bore you with the details. I just do zumba and yoga because someone else tells me what to do.)

Another thing I've tried to hold myself accountable for is serving other people. When presented with opportunities for service, I've tried not to turn anything down. This has resulted in some surprising situations, but for the most part, it's been something really good for my soul. In the past I've always had the best of intentions when it came to other people, but good intentions don't get you that far in the long run.

I can feel myself becoming a more responsible adult - something that I was sure might never happen. I feel like my life has more direction and purpose when I follow through with things I tell myself I should do. I feel accomplished and peaceful at the end of the day. I know I have a lot to work on still, but the progress I've made just simply I guess... not being lazy, has made all the difference.

p.s. how is your follow through? are you amazing at it? or are you working on it like me? :)


  1. Following through with YOURSELF is a good point. I think I do a good job of it with other people because I haaate when people don't follow through with what they tell ME. But I'd honestly never thought about following through on promises to myself. Very very VERY good point!

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