If you want to succeed – find better ways

The art of failure is alive and well. When you say you’ve tried, what sort of ‘try’ was that? Anybody who takes up running will tell you the only way to hit 10K is to build up gradually. It’s just not possible from a standing start.

I reflected on this with a CEO struggling with finding new clients. Like the runner, she was trying to do too much too quickly. And morale was sinking.

I advised her that she should apply herself daily to short periods of focussed activity. She did and good progress was made. Taking just a few minutes a day became a winning habit.

If you want to succeed, find better ways.