Many of us would like success in our lives, however most of us never get enough momentum to actually reach success because we never put in the required effort. In December I wrote an article titled The Speed of Achievement. I have thought about this article and now I need to ask what is this speed and how fast or how much momentum do we actually need?
If we were a Boeing we would need a speed of at least 260km/h, however if our Boeing could only reach 250km/h we would just be roaring around the airport very fast and probably scaring the life out of many people. We would need to increase the throttle so that we put in enough effort or fuel to get to the speed we need for take-off.
Our lives are very similar, we need to look at the amount of effort needed to get the results (the take-off we desire). If not we may just be moving very fast and getting nowhere fast. It is just that little extra effort that often makes all the difference between success and mediocrity.
Occasionally we really don’t know why we cannot take-off and we may need others to assist us in achieving the results we looking for. However in most cases if we honest with ourselves we know exactly why we don’t achieve what we want. The simple answer is we just don’t put in the effort to get the results.
How long do we intend to do what we do without the necessary effort to get the results? One Day, One Month, One Year, One Decade, One Lifetime – the choice is ultimately ours!