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Do You Follow Through?

  1. fiftyish profile image62
    fiftyishposted 5 years ago


    It's often said that most people fail to accomplish a thing, not because they don't have the ability, or the time, but simply because they don't follow through with their ideas for one reason or another.

    The Hard Cold Reality

    Of 100 people who start with a plan today, 80 will drop out within 6 months.
    Of the 20 left, 16 will drop out within the next 6 months.
    Of the 4 left,. only 1 will still be at it 6 months later. Be that 1

    Where do you fit in to the above?

    Andy Aitch

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    screamingposted 5 years ago

    Being in business, you either lay down and die during tough times, or adjust and forge ahead. I for one consider myself one to follow thru till the end.

  3. sjwigglywoo profile image74
    sjwigglywooposted 5 years ago

    I will keep going until I have exhausted every avenue that I know, and search for others when I come to that junction. I may go off track for a bit to ponder my next move but more often than not I will get back to finish what ever it is I started.

  4. fiftyish profile image62
    fiftyishposted 5 years ago

    2 positives above, but i think the grim reality is that most folks don't follow through with a new idea, be that to start a new business or lose some weight.

    I've been a Barstool Bob, and an Armchair Entrepreneur myself as a younger man, and i can see now how fruitless all that talk and zero action was.

    I do believe that the vast majority of people are full of good intentions, but I also think that we in the west (generally speaking), have got it pretty good and so don't need that fighting instinct that others in well less-off countries have.

    It’s a known fact in the UK that around 80% of all new middle-aged gym members quit within the first six months of joining. I would imagine these are pretty similar percentage in other industrialised countries.

    Maybe tough times (whatever their form), are not always such a bad thing, because they make folks a little tougher as a result.

    Andy Aitch

  5. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    You know, I think one of the things I have learned is when not to follow through.  Sometimes I watch student persist on a goal many never do achieve and it makes them very depressed. But when I have picked a goal I want and can achieve, sure, tenacity is my middle name.

  6. fiftyish profile image62
    fiftyishposted 5 years ago

    You raise some good points psycheskinner.

    * Following in a father's footsteps
    * Following in the family tradition
    * Doing things purely to please others,

    ad infinitum...

    How many folks follow through because they feel pressured to do a thing, yet fail to follow through on their own dreams?

    Andy Aitch