Important reminders:

  • Passion may make you feel good, but it doesn’t make you unique.
  • The fact that you have a solid work ethic doesn’t mean you are productive.
  • Commitment is not just the first step to successfully executing a plan. It’s also the last.
  • Loyalty is a noble path but usually leads to disappointment when you are loyal to people instead of the mission.
  • Inspiration is merely a sugar rush that leads to fatigue if it doesn’t fuel a change in behaviors.

Successful people are well researched and relentlessly studied. In the end, however, the only thing that differentiates achievers from those who fail is this: They succeed. They deliver. They perform. They do what they set out to do.

How you think, feel and act matters – a lot. (Those three elements should always be strengthened.) How you think, feel and act are cause variables, however. And when cause and effect variables are confused, you delay success.

We are each here to deliver an imperative, an outcome by which we’ve agreed we’ll be measured. You will succeed – or you won’t.

Are you serious about how you measure success?

P.S. With all the uncertainty it’s never been harder to do what you say you’re going to do. To know what successful leaders are doing, join me on November 2nd at 8:00am MTN, for our next inspired Collaborative Leader’s Huddle. I’ll be having an unfiltered discussion with Simon Yannopoulos, Senior Director, Supply Chain Management – Jabil. Register here.  It’s free – and worth it.

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