To ensure your own success requires that you are dedicated to the practice of following up.
It’s usually the follow up you give that proves your level of commitment and respect that you have to offer.
It’s not always easy to follow up, especially in a difficult situation. But if you don’t follow up, then you leave the chance open for things to either go sideways, or even to fall apart altogether.
Following up keeps the ball rolling in the direction you’d prefer.