Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The successful people never rest

"Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment. As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility, and commitment."
- H Ross Perot

We look in amazement at people whose names are in the news or on our lips for decades at a time. How do they do it when so many others hit big and disappear so quickly?

They "reinvent" themselves, as the term for musicians and actors is used in the popular media. Some follow trends. The ones with real staying power set trends, or at least foresee what is coming and get involved with it before the big rush from the masses.

The ones who last never reach their "moment of greatest accomplishment" because they move from one success to forge the next. Moments of accomplishment are stepping stones to something more, something better, something newer.

Evenf ailure they treat as learning experiences to prepare them for their next objective.

Some people don't want the kind of life that constant success requires. They choose something less physically and mentally demanding.

Some decide to enjoy the fruits of their success. For a short while.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems,' striving to show you the next level of accomplishment.
Learn more at http://billallin.com

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