I recently read this post about startup team success from Paul Graham. Always fun to read Paul–I have a few sites I remember and type in periodically (haven’t used an RSS reader since Bloglines), and paulgraham.com is one of them.
The older I get, the more I see that being resourceful and having follow through are very very valuable traits. This post just confirmed that.
The corollary to that is, if you don’t think you are going to follow through on a suggestion or a favor someone asks of you, it’s far better to say no up front than to fail to follow through. That is going to be a tough lesson to integrate into my life, but it’s the flip side of that coin.