Thomas LeBlanc, a certified trainer and coach says, “If all you have is a Dream to succeed in a business…. go to sleep and dream about it because it will not happen unless you apply consistent action to the dream.”
Dreaming won’t get you all the way; it’s application which propels us towards attainment. However, for attainment to happen, we must develop a certain level of discipline, a focus and resilience. We must put some systems in place so that when sheer willpower falters, the systems keep us locked in
The nation of Israel spent 40 yrs in the desert because they were not done with their past level. It took that long for enslavement to leave their minds. And for them to learn what it would take to possess their dream land; because you see, the promised land had other occupants already!
We usually think that the hardest part on the way to the top is the journey there.
But really, the hardest part is staying at the top! Again, history says that the people that inhabited the promised land were more advanced, agriculturally and militarily. To conquer and occupy the territory, these desert wanderers had to be at a certain higher level.
Same thing to us; all things remain possible to them that think they are possible. The desert dwellers (Israelites) had to stop whining and gripping about Egypt AND start to learn strategies of war.
The things we learn on the way to the top are the very things that will keep us at the top. Ask any ethically wealthy person today and they will tell you that acquiring their wealth was really just half of the story.
Keeping it and multiplying it is the real deal. They will tell you that they learned to be patient. It was not an overnight dash to riches but a steady climb to the top.
Wealthy people have a string of small and big failures lining up behind them; most can win an award for “most-tried-and-failed”, in that regard. But no matter how many times they failed, they kept going at it again, trying many new things and different approaches until finally, something gives.
My mentor once told me that it’s better for me to fall in my private bathroom than to fall on the public stage; the cost of a small private mistake is far less than the cost of big public one.
There is nothing like an “overnight success”. What we call overnight success stories are just opportunities taken by a well prepared people.
The sweat and the grime to the upward climb ought to soften your heart towards humanity, towards people. For its people who are your greatest assets, not things and machines.
Character is key; if you don’t have it, then you have nothing. So don’t look for short cuts, for the easiest way to the top. Integrity is what keeps you sane at the top. For then you have a standard from which you will operate from.