Whenever I say that I can’t help but to think about Robin Williams saying it in….
GOOOOOD morning Vietnam. That was a good movie!
Let’s get started with this morning’s motivational blog. I am not sure about you but I love listening to Less Brown, Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn and others to get the day started. After 10 years in this business it’s finally clicking. I guess you can say that I’m like a diesel engine and it takes a bit for me to warn up. So let’s get chugging. If you’re not sure what I am referencing, go check out “diesel cold start” on YouTube.
The one tid-bit that’s stood out lately would be “what is success”. There are so many definitions of success. What I am getting at here would be more defined as “where does success come from”. Let’s dig deep on this matter.
Success is often measured or perceived as the results or gains by a person. Look at Michael Jordan, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet or Moe Norman. When we analyze these people we perceive them as being very successful. The truth of the matter is that we are observing the results of their silence. Think about that for a bit…….. Let’s look at just two of these people, Michael Jordan and a little know golf player Moe Norman (the most accurate golfer of all time).
Michael Jordan, even though I don’t watch sports, is one of the greatest if not THE greatest basketball player of all time. When we watched him play on the court we were perceiving his “skills” that were honed over years and countless hours of practice. The practice is the silence of the matter. Not silent in the true sense (practice is not quiet mind you) but silent in the fact that we do not hear, see or comprehend the practice when he is playing, we observe and perceive his talent or the result of his hard work.
Secondly, if you don’t know who Moe Norman is, Google him, he is the most accurate golfer of all time. He has hit more golf balls than anyone ever and in his silence of practice, he holds the world records for most holes-in-one at 17. The odds of getting a hole in one are 40,000 to 1. The secret to his success is in the practice, he would play golf every day and hit thousands of balls a week, without fail.
Sow here am I going with all this. The perfection of your business is in the practice. I know that I have personally struggled with the minutia. The one thing that’s setting this year apart is that I am putting my nose to the grind stone. In a sense I am slapping my own hand and telling myself, “Hey buddy, you better get to practicing in those details”. So when your mind starts to wonder and you see a squirrel, STOP, reset and get back to work. When it’s all said and done, people will see your success but you’ll see the hard work and dedication.
This has been your motivational moment. Now get back to work!