Whenever I see someone who has “made it” they always have two things someone needs in order to be successful. Whenever someone desires to be successful, they always possess two qualities. I’m sure there are more but I’d like to hit on two. Those two qualities are: personal initiative and going the extra mile.
“Personal initiative isn’t going to be given to you, you have to take it”, I read somewhere. Probably in Success Magazine. My current #1 hero is Darren Hardy. Whenever you see something that needs done, you don’t ask “should I…..?” No, you just do it! Do this long enough not only will you be appreciated, you’ll be celebrated.
So, basically, if you have personal initiative, you get things done.
Second, going the extra mile basically means you go and do whatever you have to in order to make the customer and your boss happy. I took a class in college called “There’s No Such Thing as Business Ethics. Do This One Thing” it was about “do unto others” and going the extra mile, but it was so much more than that. It was about “The Midas Touch”. If you don’t know, King Midas had a touch that turned everything to Gold.
Seriously, if you have that mentality and you want everything you touch to turn to gold, how can you go wrong? Do you think it’s possible not to be successful when you have that attitude? I will tell you this much, it may take a long time, even 3 or 4 years but once you do start getting more and more wins, you’ll get more confidence that will give you the fuel to blow up! To the world it will seem to have happened all at once, but you are the only one that knows how much, blood, sweat and tears went into reaping this amazing harvest you so richly deserve! Don’t give up, keep investing in people, sowing those seeds, and do the right thing, don’t try to take shortcuts, it will all be worth it!
I love you all and thanks so much for making Liberty who she is!
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