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Work Out

I know…you’re thinking this entry is going to be about physical exercise and its benefit to your success in life. Well, all I can say is, “Wrong again!” I’m actually more focused on a simple thought that basically, for me, describes the essence of what it takes to succeed at anything.

“So, what’s the statement?” You ask. Okay, here goes. I believe everything will work out the way it is supposed to work out as long as you’re working at it. In short, success takes work.

Too many of us waste our time worrying about our future success rather than working at the things necessary for that success. Think about it. Ever find yourself absolutely frozen in place because of worry. Worrying about whether success will come is worse than wishing for success to come. Neither of those two mental states will drive you to a higher level of success. Rather, they will absolutely guarantee you will get stuck in the peat bog of despair…unable to move forward.

Resolve right now that you will never allow yourself to get stuck on your way to success. Commit to yourself that you will make things work out the way you want them to by never giving up. There’s a powerful psychological benefit to working through your challenges. When you know you’re working at it there is always hope. When there is hope along with hard work, success is inevitable.

In that regard, believe in the words of Winston Churchill when he and his countrymen were faced with what looked like hopeless, inevitable destruction by Nazi Germany in the early stages of World War II. In a speech late in 1941 but before the United States entered the war he said: “Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never–in nothing, great or small, large or petty–never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.”

It makes good sense that you should succeed. Work at it with honor.

I help people and organizations Profit Through Performance. As a speaker, author, trainer and business consultant/coach, my areas of expertise are Performance Improvement and Inspirational Leadership.

Copyright (c) 2008 Gary Greenfield, Performance Alliance, L.C. All Rights Reserved Internationally. No portion may be used without prior written permission.

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