Commitment & Follow Through- What’s The Difference?

I know of a great book for anyone who enjoys a good read and is looking for  some step by step, easy to follow advice on how to follow through.  It’s called “The Follow Through Factor… Getting From Doubt To Done” and the author really knows what she’s talking about.

OK-  I have to disclose that I know the author… she was my very first coach and the woman who first suggested that I should seriously consider being a coach myself.   Her name is Gene C. Hayden . She’s a great coach and has turned out a really wonderful book.  It’s available through Amazon and Chapters and beyond.

What I love about this book is that she takes the reader beyond “yes I’m committed to making something happen” and shows us that commitment is an essential step but not the final step… that once we are committed, we’ve got to follow through or it’s back to the drawing board.

Here’s one of my favorite quotes from the book:  “… Faith is not wishful thinking… Faith is not about blind pursuit… Faith is not hoping for divine intervention.  Here’s what faith is:  Faith is trust in real possibility… Faith is confidence you are doing the right thing”.

If you’re like me, you could use some inspiration and simple lessons to move from commitment to follow through… Pick up a copy of The Follow Through Factor and let me know what you found most helpful or interesting.


  1. Judy on October 1, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Your new photo is lovely, Wendy. You’re not getting older, you’re getting better! Happy 59th birthday this month. My baby brother turned 50 on September 12th so now all four of us Dorsey “children” are in our 50’s for one year until you and I turn the big 60. I love the quote on faith from the book and think it might be a great read for me and Ken as we take our journey back towards renewing our 20 year marriage. Be blessed friend!

  2. Ken Bleyer on October 1, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    I am pleased that you chose to cover this particular book on your blog. I am not familiar with the author or title but after reading your post I think perhaps I should be. Your reference to Ms. Hayden’s writing on faith resonate with me and I’m sure that they will with many of the folks I work with. Thanks for sharing a synopsis of the book with us.

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