Following through.

There's a particular shot in competitive trap shooting that's my favorite. The clay pigeon soars out of the corner of the house, skimming the horizon. It hovers low and seems to fly faster than any of the other clays. The key to hitting it is the follow-through. 

The gentle arch that begins as you trace the clay's flight doesn't stop when you take the shot. It stops when the barrel falls along that natural arch, pointing at the earth where that clay would have landed. But, if all goes right, it doesn't land. It goes up in a puff of orange smoke. Stop that graceful swing, and you've got yourself a loss.

It's Friday and many of us can taste the weekend in the air. But it's time to follow through.