Follow through

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I’m working on follow through. I’m sure it doesn’t look like that to some people. I crave integrity but I can talk about how important it is to follow through on stuff forever– when I don’t do it, my words mean nothing.

Last night, I set up an appointment with a trainer at the gym for this afternoon. I was scared to set it. I know I’ll get more out of a workout if I’m actually taught what to do but doesn’t that sound like it will hurt more? In the back of my head I thought “It’s alright. I can bail on it tomorrow.” And all day I’ve been thinking of excuses not to go. It’s less than an hour away from now and I haven’t cancelled it, so apparently I’m going to it. Crazy.

Sometimes it really is as simple as scheduling an appointment or setting up a meeting. That’s enough to be a deadline and a good reminder to follow through. Tell you what: this is my 2nd day in a row of blogging. I’ll meet you back here tomorrow sometime before 11 p.m. Then I’ll make it 3 days in a row of blogging. And working out. It’s hard to get in a workout on Wednesdays because it’s youth group day, but if I write it here, I’ll follow through.

And that’s how to start a streak, right? One day followed by another followed by another…

About SaraBSutter

I serve as the pastor of United Presbyterian Church in Goldfield, Iowa. My husband Steve and I are excited to be in a friendly small town and look forward to the years ahead. In addition to nerdy church stuff, I love reading books, writing, good coffee, cats, and football.

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