7 Ways to Follow through No Matter What ...

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One of my greatest pet peeves is when friends don’t follow through and flake out on me.

I’ve never been able to wrap my mind around why someone would say they’re going to do something and then not do it.

But it’s important to follow through not just with plans involving other people, but also with goals and dreams you have for yourself.

Here are seven ways to help you follow through, no matter what!

1. Don’t Make Promises You Can’t Keep

This is the first step in following through, because in order to follow through you have to commit yourself only to plans you can and will do.

If you ever catch yourself double booking, stop in your tracks!

It’s no fun having to spread yourself too thin, and odds are you’ll end up disappointing one of the people you’ve made plans with.

If you can do something but don’t think you want to, don’t say yes just to be polite.

It’s okay to say no sometimes, and it’s often better than making up an excuse later when the date comes around.

2. Write Notes

The more you see something, the more difficult it is to forget about it.

Think about it, if your dirty laundry is piling up, you notice it and have to do something about it!

Likewise, if you clutter your walls with sticky notes of your plans for the week, you’re bound to remember what you’ve committed yourself to.

And if you remember what you have planned, you’ll follow through with those plans.

How pleased will your friends be when you actually show up at girls’ night in for once!2

3. Set Reminders

One of the greatest perks of living in the 21st century is having miniature computers we carry around with us in our pockets.

Our phones carry out so many functions that my mom often refers to hers as a "second brain." Her phone and tablet are constantly setting off alarms, remembering her busy schedule so she doesn’t have to.

If you’re of a forgetful nature, make use of your phone’s calendar and set reminders for all of your events.

Just make sure your phone alerts you well before your scheduled event, so you have plenty of time to prepare for it.

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