Workaholics are addicted to activity; super achievers are committed to results. They work toward goals that contribute to their mission. In their mind’s eye they see the end they want and the action leading to it.
- Charles A. Garfield
Celebrate what you have accomplished,
but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed.
The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never scoring.
“Be not afraid of life.
Believe that life is worth living,
and your belief will help create the fact.”
“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”
John D. Rockefeller
“If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be paid to do more than you do.”
“Leadership is not magnetic personality — that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not ‘making friends and influencing people’ — that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.”
–Peter F. Drucker
“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success.
You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world,
but if they don’t play together, the club wont be worth a dime.