Today we continue our look at The Templeton Plan with an examination of Step 9, “Utilizing Two Principles of Success.”

If there is a leading clue to Templeton’s outstanding success, it is that he always finishes what he begins. He perseveres. Unfortunately, the world is full of people who start a project and then, as it presents difficulties, either postpone it or abandon it entirely. Thus they have gained nothing from the work they did.

Some people will even go so far as to finish 90 percent of a project and then, distracted, move on to something else. Try to train yourself not to commit to a project lightly; then, once committed, finish it! Excellent results and a solid reputation come from the follow-through.