I believe the below thought came about from a thing I received from leadership guru John Maxwell and I wanted to share with my readers.
Things Nobody Tells You About Getting Results
1. THERE’S ALWAYS A PRICE TAG.
The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Success is one thing you can’t pay cash for. You’ve got to put it on the installment plan and make payments every day.
2. SUCCESS WON’T SOLVE ALL YOUR PROBLEMS
Walt Disney was once asked, How does it feel to be a celebrity? He answered, It feels fine when it helps me to get a good seat for a football game. But it never help me to make a good film, or a good shot in a polo game, or command the obedience of my daughter. It doesn’t even seem to keep fleas off my dogs and if being a celebrity won’t give one an advantage over a couple of fleas then I guess there can’t be much in being a celebrity after all.
3. RESULTS CREATE HIGHER EXPECTATION
When you have success, people expect you to perform at this new level all the time. One wise football coach said to a young new coach whose team experienced a early defeat, The best thing that can happen is a early defeat in the season. That takes all the pressure off you trying to have a perfect season. Now you can focus on winning football games not protecting your record.
The greatest enemy of tomorrow’s success is today’s success.
4. HARDSHIPS FOSTERS THE BLUEPRINT FOR RESULTS.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles that one has overcome while trying to success. Booker T. Washington
The founder of Honda motors once said, Success is 99% failure.
5. RESULTS CREATE BOTH CRITICS AND FANS
Don’t be distracted by critics. Remember the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you. To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
When you get criticized do the following:
A. Learn from it. Is there any truth to the criticism?
B. Use it to motivate you to great action. Criticism can be great fuel.
C. Trust God for vindication. Don’t try to make it happen yourself.
Hope each one of you are blessed today and take a little something special from this great lesson on getting results.