By Derek M. Trombetta
Anyone who has played or paid attention to any Sport has heard the term “Follow Through” over and over; This is for very good reason, it really is one of the most important aspects to proper form and maximizing our effectiveness! Baseball, Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Football, Boxing, Rowing, Weight Training, Running, etc all are synonymous with the term Follow Through, you see it is not just simply the initiation of action that determines success, honestly that is the easy part, anyone can swing a bat or throw a punch; But… The Follow Through is what determines the difference between knocking one out of the park or delivering a knockout blow and simply grounding out or missing your target! The Follow Through is the finer point, the point that shows you mean business and have put in the work that it takes, sometimes years to develop a skill that is so powerful that anyone who sees it will recognize! The Follow Through!
One of the amazing aspects about a proper Follow Through is that it is something that is quickly recognized when put into action, but rarely does anyone see or realize what it took to properly develop this skill; Often times it is chalked up to Genetics, Natural Ability, or Luck… But, if we really got into the nuts and bolts of it and follow those that have it, it is often times unmistakable that it was acquired through Hard Work, Discipline, Drive, Determination, and an Unwavering Pursuit of Excellence! You see, we ALL have the ability to acquire the coveted Follow Through, but many lack the resilience to not stop no matter what; No matter what someone else says, no matter how hard it is, no matter how many times we fail… Chasing The Follow through can simply be stated as The Pursuit of Excellence, Excellence is NOT Perfection, but rather the ability to Overcome and Adapt to Our Imperfections! It is with The Pursuit of Excellence that we are ultimately able to Overcome ANY Obstacle… No matter how daunting the task may seem!
The Follow Through is no different in Life; Just as it applies to Sports and is one of the major differences between Mediocre and Great, the same is true for Our Lives! Leading by example and doing what we say or set out to do is EXACTLY what The Follow Through of Life is all about! One of the worst feelings that any of us can experience is the feeling of regret, the feeling of what if, the shoulda, coulda, wouldas! We ALL have the ability to reach Excellence, but we will NEVER get there if we don’t Follow Through! Think of all the times you have seen someone (or yourself) who set out to do something that never completed it… No matter what the reason may be, someone will ALWAYS find a way and that is exactly what Excellence is, Following Through! How disheartening and demotivating is it when someone close to you does not do what they say? It has been said that Misery Loves Company, well… So do those that cannot Follow Through, somehow it is deemed easier if others fall short with you! But, I am here to tell you that is NOT okay, it is never okay to fall short of Your Dreams and to make others feel okay about falling short of Theirs! Set a Goal, Work Hard, Overcome, Inspire Others, Pursue Excellence, Be Positive in the face of Adversity, and ABOVE ALL Follow Through!
The next time you set out to do something, remember that if it meant enough to you to Start, it is even more important for you to Finish… For you to Follow Through! The road will never be easy, but that is the beauty of it, that is what sets those who have learned the intricacies of The Follow Through apart! It is that undeniable WOW factor that many will never quite understand what it took to develop! To those that Pursue Excellence and Follow Through, I commend you; You truly have something special, but then again you already knew that
Thank You to ALL who take the time to read My Words, if they are able to help just one person, then I am that much closer to My Goal!
-Stay Strong; It’s more than Physical-
Derek is a Professional Firefighter, Fitness Coach, and MAN Sports™ Sponsored Physique Athlete with a Lifetime of REAL WORLD Experience in the Fitness Industry! For further information you can contact Derek at:
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