In today’s microwave society, there is a tendency to want to get from A to B in one minute. We are quick to throw in the towel when things don’t go our way and go back into a lifestyle of being comfortable. We all know that overnight success is not a reality for most successful businessmen and successful leaders. For some it was a long slow and methodical climb to the top.
We must understand that leadership is a marathon, not a 40-yard-dash. Have you ever ran a marathon? I have watched a few in person. Some runners give up after a few miles. Others make it halfway before calling it quits. Still many come within miles from completing the marathon while only a few actually finish.
Interesting enough that many began the race with the same goal in mind. FINISH. Only a few actually finish. Below are some principles regarding staying on course during the long haul of your journey:
- Pace yourself (all things don’t need to be done by tomorrow).
- Engage your team; they are there for a reason
- Focus on your goals. Try not to get sidetracked.
- Finish tasks
- Never Quit (others are looking at you).
Kevin Parker is the owner of Frontline Leadership Training & Development Services. Contact Kevin for Life Coaching or Speaking engagements. Visit www.frontlineleadersusa.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org