Difficult and challenging endeavors require persistence. Exceptional Leaders know that persistence is the twin sister of excellence. Excellence is a matter of quality; persistence is a matter of time.
Calvin Coolidge said, “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people 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.”
So when the going gets tough, Exceptional Leaders get going. They inspire themselves and others to persevere in the face of difficulties to achieve important goals and realize their vision.
• Are you giving up on something in your personal or professional life because it is difficult?
• What are the potential costs of not succeeding? The cost to you? The cost to your organization?
• Do you inspire others in your organization to persevere?
Exceptional Leaders stay the course until they succeed.
~ Copyright protected by author Bruce M. Anderson. Reprinted with permission. Thinking Partners Inc.713-882-5285