“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” – Confucius
The word is “COMMITMENT”. It requires hard work. It’s the same now as it was when he said it.
Commitment is the consistent trait among successful advisors.
You know phrases like ” iron will” and ” the will to win” and ” where there’s a will there’s a way.” Well the dictionary defines ” will” as:
the faculty by which a person decides on and initiates action; exertion of control; making something happen by exertion of mental powers- as in, ” he willed himself to….”
Make no mistake about it, behind all great successes there is a “will”! Then this is usually followed by hard work.
Refusal, Rejection and Failure are all facts when they occur but then the clock ticks and there’s a new and different minute.
A great illustration of this is shown in the new movie ” Saving Mr. Banks“. I highly recommend it. It’s about Walt Disney’s 20 year quest to secure the movie rights to Mary Poppins. One of the many instructive things about the difficulty Disney had with Mrs. Travers and getting the movie made is how PATIENT and PERSISTENT he was about finding and unlocking the key to her cooperation. As you can see, this was hard work. You see, Walt Disney was famous for his hot temper. He restrained it here and kept at it until he finally failed. Then he refused to accept her final decision and pursued her by traveling to London to give her yet another sales pitch. Yes he went in person to sit down with her face to face.
In the end, few understand the truth of the ticking clock: every second, every 60 seconds, present becomes past. To quote Tony Robbins, ” your past need not control your future.” It didn’t for Walt Disney. He realized that a dream doesn’t become reality through magic. It takes hard work. So, keep moving forward and persevering!! – Mike Sciortino