How funny that my next topic is follow through and I couldn’t even follow through on posting the second part the next day. Yep, I could do better.
- Learn to say “no” or “wait.” If you say yes too early and aren’t ready to make sure stuff happens after the initial start, you’ll frustrate yourself and others.
- Write it down on your to-do list. You may have a great memory but if it doesn’t get written down, I’ve learned it often doesn’t get done no matter how good your intentions.
- Let other people hold you accountable. I’ve heard it said that you can only expect what you inspect and that’s held pretty true with staff and volunteers. Now when I hear someone mention a project that hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves, I thank them instead of making excuses.
- Have a plan. I used to think I’d just intuitively know what to do, but sometimes I don’t. It’s helped tremendously to plan the steps involved in making things happen. And of course, write them down.
- Work hard. Some people just naturally accomplish stuff. Me, I need to work at it. Sometimes it’s a lot of work, but in the end it’s worth it. Only bad thing is I’ve still got TONS of work left to do just in this area