The moment you start believing you’re successful enough to rest on your laurels, you’re in trouble. You’ve put a lid on your growth! Solomon wrote, ‘Do you know a hard-working man? He shall be successful and stand before kings!. Success is always a possibility, but never a guarantee. It belongs to the man or woman who’s willing to show up early, stay late, go the extra mile, and keep asking, ‘Is there a better way?’. An agency once created an ad for an automobile company. It said, ‘At sixty miles an hour the loudest noise in this new Rolls-Royce comes from the electric clock.’ When they ran the ad by the company’s CEO, he smiled and said, ‘I guess we’ve got to do something about that clock!’.
A young man once asked Henry Ford, ‘How can I make a name for myself and be successful?’. He replied, ‘Decide what you want, then stick with it. Never deviate from your course no matter how long it takes or how hard the road, until you’ve accomplished your purpose.’ Successful people have one thing in common: they refuse to quit! No matter how many times they fall, they get back up, dust themselves off, learn from it, and start over. Paul J. Meyer says, ‘Ninety-nine per cent of those who fail are not actually defeated, they simply quit.’ The Bible says, ‘To win…you must deny yourselves… things that…keep you from doing your best’. The only people who never fail are those who never try. So keep going, and don’t even think about quitting!
I have had my fair share of staying on, I recently had a rough few days with my CEO and felt it was that time to shut the door, but knowing the next thing to do is not to quit but rather to get the next best thing to do that would help make better impact on the company. I walked to him and got the rude shock, he was actually expecting me to show up for this chat and new direction. Most times people do not take caution in making big decisions, risks are good, calculated risks are better. Watch your steps before you leap, do not jump blind. Do not stay on one spot for long, Move, Evolve, ensure to step up in all you do and notice how life changes around you.
Look up and look big.