Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Overnight Success

Everyone would be a success if they lived long enough. For some that is 50, 100 or 500 years.

If you had enough time – you could to anything.
Anyone could complete a marathon if they had enough hours, days or weeks.

How much time do you think you have?
Do you have a few years, decades or a century? You don’t really know. Maybe you need to move faster. Moving faster always means making more mistakes. Are you comfortable with that trade?

You have less time than you think.
You are lucky if the doctor tells you, “You have 6 months to live.” Because then you know, then you might focus on the goal.

OK – now what will you do differently to accomplish what you want?
What will you do less of? What will you do more of? Who will you spend more time with? Who will you spend less time with?

If you wait till everything is right – how long will you wait?
Forever. Leaders and entrepreneurs learn to make decisions when they don’t have all the information. They decide and act when they have 50%, 60% or 70% of the information. That takes guts and that is what gives them success.

Some business owners tell me that they became successful overnight by doing the right things for 20 years. Sometimes it is 12 years – sometimes it is 25. Outsiders always describe their success as an overnight success.

George Torok
Overnight Success (Still counting the years)

Business in Motion

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