The Coates Perspective for April 26, 2013
“Steering Organizations To New Horizons.”
The Great Value of Patience, Persistence, and Perspiration
From my experience in leadership training I’ve seen gifted leaders quit too early on a project or a relationship. For a variety of reasons, leaders can become discouraged and prematurely give up. I have learned that some things come easy; most do not. It was Napoleon Hill who asserted, “Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” How true, especially when applied to leaders.
What is the key to being a successful leader? Raising these three strategic questions is helpful for me.
1. Am I patient or am I prone to panic during the process of locking down that big contract with a key client?
2. Am I persistent or do I give up too quickly when the way to success becomes challenging?
3. Am I willing to work hard, to “perspire,” or am I prone to laziness?
You’ve read my perspective. Now, I’d love to hear yours. What are you thinking? In what way do these questions resonate with you?
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