“Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Winston Churchill
Nothing happens by chance. In all areas of life, both business and personal, there’s a reason for everything that happens, and, as the old saying goes, you reap what you sow.
Whatever it is you want to succeed in, achieving it comes down to preparing to succeed. Success doesn’t just happen, it’s the outcome of routinely preparing to succeed by maintaining a positive attitude and allowing positive thoughts to generate positive actions.
If doing what you’re doing now isn’t bringing you the outcomes you want, continuing to do the same things in the same way won’t change anything, right? If doing what you’re doing has taken you so far on your journey but you’re now facing a roadblock, you’re going to have to find a way around it if you don’t want to get stuck where you are.
This is where the expression, you reap what you sow comes in. If you’re not prepared to do things differently, things can’t turn out any differently for you. If you sit at a roadblock waiting for it to clear by itself, you’re going to be stuck exactly where you are until you change course and find another way to get to where you want to go.
Make every effort a best effort.
Things won’t always go to plan and everyone faces roadblocks from time to time, but those who succeed face those setbacks and roadblocks with a growth mindset. They know that not achieving something today doesn’t mean they can’t achieve it tomorrow if they change what they’re doing to bring about the changes they want.
To succeed, you need to keep pushing forwards towards your goal, and this means making every effort a best effort. Remember, success is the outcome of routinely preparing to succeed, so everything you do on a day-to-day basis must be a positive step in the right direction – no matter how small.
Big successes are an accumulation of small successes.
Winners, in any aspect of life, become winners because of what they routinely do. They win because of their habitual positive thought processes and positive actions, and they win because they’re prepared to put more in to everything they do to get more out of everything they do. As entrepreneur Tim Fargo once said, “Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.” Make sure every effort you make today counts towards bringing you the success you want tomorrow.
Don MacNaughton is a High Performance Coach and has worked tirelessly to help clients achieve success in the world of sport and business over the past 15 years. The next, highly popular, NLP Diploma and Life Coaching Certificate course starts in April 2019. Click here for more information or to sign up.