Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Success consists of...

going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. ~Winston Churchill

It's not failure until you give up, and it's not going to happen until you decide to make it happen.

Once you commit, energy begins to flow. Nobody likes to back someone who's indecisive, unsure, wishy-washy. It's the same with your brain as it is with people out there who can help you along the way. They need conviction, confidence in you and your level of commitment.

If your brain can see you aren't completely on board, it will sit in the back seat, cross its legs and yawn. Same with that angel investor you're pitching, or the head of the new department you want to work in, or your family.

People will back someone they know has what it takes to follow through. Every mission will have setbacks, and it's more about perseverance and sweat than anything else.

A well known venture capitalist used to say no to every deal that came his way. What he was looking for was the guy who wouldn't back down and resold him on the deal, because that's when the passion comes out. That's what separates the doers from the seekers, the ones who have more passion than fear, and enough resilience to stop a truck.

What it comes down to is your level of commitment, in spite of the obstacles that come your way, will have more to do with you achieving what you've set out to do than anything else.

Now go jump start your day.

1 comment:

  1. Nice post.

    I recently asked a colleague what their secret is to being so productive. They responded along the lines of: You have to commit to being productive all the time--even if you don't feel like it on a given day.