1. Introduction

Self-educated biologist and philosopher Thomas Huxley wrote:

“Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not. It is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man’s training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.”

Improving your ability to follow through is one of the best investments you can make in your future. Just imagine how much more you could accomplish if you could always count on being able to do whatever you intend to do for as long as it takes to get the job done.

What You’ll Learn

In this introductory course, you’ll discover the surprising truth about why your good intentions often bite the dust.  (Spoiler Alert: It’s not exactly your fault!). And you’ll get a glimpse of what it really takes to follow through in light of the unfortunate way the mind actually treats good intentions.

The most important thing you’ll learn is that following through better is not about trying harder. It’s about trying smarter.

Be Prepared

This course will challenge you to examine and set aside attitudes, beliefs and assumptions that you may not even know you had. It will invite you to take a fresh look at your own follow through failures and successes — not just as a person who’s focused on career goals, but more broadly as a human being striving to master the business of living.

A Preview

First, I’ll set the stage for understanding what Poor Follow Through is and why it’s so important to overcome it.

Next, I’ll debunk a commonly held myth about following through and tell you about the surprising discovery that explains why so many of our good intentions die young.

Finally, I’ll give you a preview of what it really takes to follow through in light of that discovery.

A Promise

If you’re willing to open your mind, I promise this course will dramatically change for the better the way you think about and treat your own your good intentions.