Leading For Impact

A Lesson in Impact

A Lesson in Impact

Failure is a way of life for many people. They try hard to succeed. But for some reason they never do.

Is their problem one of execution, of planning, of expectation, of personality or timing? Or is it a combination of all of them?

I’ve thought a lot about this over the years. In addition to the above, other factors play into what constitutes success.

There is the question of focus, of application of talent to real needs, of competence in performance, of commitment for preparation and for follow-through. Then there is the question of self-confidence.

See, all those conditions factor into success and failure. Yet, all those could be at the top-of-their-game, and still, success eludes us. The question is whether our conception of success is sufficient for the world we live in. I am increasingly convinced that we must look more deeply into these factors in order to define impact as the measure of success.

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“Expending energy trying to motivate people is largely a waste of time… if you have the right people on the bus, they will be self-motivated.”

―Jim Collins

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