The world will always be full of small-minded people and negative circumstances. There will always be things that distract you and days that seem to beat you down.It’s going to happen. It might be happening right now.In truth, the only thing that will keep you safe is a dream. The only way past mediocrity and negativity is imagination. Imagination and will.
Every week we find edgyness all around us — ordinary people (or companies) achieving outrageous success. We write about it. Speak about it. And travel the globe advising leaders how to leverage the ideas around it to drive results.
Everyone we studied shared these qualities. All of them. Each one. They were extreme, disciplined, giving, and human. More importantly, they “tried”. They tried a lot.Just because you have skill doesn’t mean you have will. Jadav did. He changed the world around him.You could too.
They are inextricably connected. There is no “do” without a lot of “try’s”. It is impossible to do anything without first trying out options for what to do. Doing is a product of trying, not a replacement for it.
Sometimes you just need to go do something awesome. You need to burn the ships. Puff your chest out against an angry enemy. You don’t need an excuse, an explanation, or permission. You just need to go do it.
If you are struggling right now to lead your business to growth then you are probably concerned that you don’t have the right business plan, the right sales people, or enough marketing. But the reality is that you need something else. You probably don’t need a better business plan. The one you have works well enough already.
You make the decision to keep trying no matter how hard it gets along the way. That’s the secret to greatness. Even if you feel like a nobody.You never stop trying. No matter how painful it feels or unpopular you become, you just put one foot in front of the other until you get to where you want to be.
Life is hard and then you die. If you’re successful that is. That’s what Olympians believe. They know that “things getting tough” means that they are in rare territory. They are in the company of champions. Competitors. Game on.They welcome tough. It drives them to be successful.And it’s a lesson to remember if you plan on being amazing. You should expect things to be hard. You should plan for a struggle. A fight. A conquest.
Success isn’t reasonable. Why should your quest for it attempt to be so? All across America as millions of business people head back to the office for another week of the “the grind”, leaders are faced with a universal question: “How much should they expect from their people?” How much is enough?”
There isn’t much that Romney needs help with. He has smart people around him. One-on-one, he and Ann are wonderfully warm people. You get the sense that they care about you personally. So why isn’t he connecting with the rest of Americans who could use his solid business skills to turn around the economy?
We all want to know that we matter. That what we do makes an impact on the world around us. That’s a driving force that we all too often ignore.It impacts how you look for a job, try to grow your business, or look for a soul-mate. It’s a hidden motivation that directly impacts every decision you make.
We all like to think that we would do anything, no matter how hard, if it could change the rest of our life. By doing something breathtakingly bold, we could tip luck in our favor. Irrevocably shift the cosmos toward our beleaguered position.You can do that. Despite what you might think of as “wishful thinking”, you are in control of your future.