One of the main themes of my life in the last few years has been follow-through. Every one of us has great ideas on a regular basis, and follow-through is the thing that separates the successful from the unsuccessful. It's easy to come up with wishes, goals, and plans, and often we can pull things off when we're doing it for others. It's easy to follow through for your family, your boss, your friends. They hold us accountable for our promises. No one wants to let down another person.
What I've been overlooking is follow-through for myself. Perhaps you have, too.
When we're kids, our parents are responsible for us, making us go to bed, keeping us away from unhealthy habits, feeding us nourishing meals, and protecting us from bad influences. But, as adults we have to learn to parent ourselves. The downside of all the freedom and control of our own life is perhaps making bad decisions from not having someone outside of ourselves to answer to.
It's easy to be a slacker, and to coast through life, but if you want exceptional results, and if you want those dreams to become reality, following through on them even when you don't feel like it is the key, because you're never going to feel like it. Do it for yourself.