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On Purpose, On Target
Several years ago, I went to a goals seminar to get control of my life. The following Monday, I got to work early and made a list of things to do. By 8:30 a.m., after several phone calls, faxes, emails, interruptions, and an emergency conference with a jobsite superintendent, I hadn’t done one thing on my list! At 4 p.m., my best customer called and invited me to play golf the next morning to sign a big contract. I didn’t have time to play golf with my best customer. I had forgotten my focus. I couldn’t even remember my priorities.
A business that works always is “on purpose” and “on target,” according to your priorities. It gives you what you want. What will make your business on purpose for you? I want my business to make a profit and allow me time to enjoy the five Fs: family, friends, faith, finances and fun. What do you want?
Prioritize and commit
Get started living
Accept responsibility. The following responses to circumstances have become the norm in today’s society: “It’s not my fault,” “It’s just not fair,” or “It’s not my job.” When winners take on a job, they get it done, period, no excuses and no rules or reasons why not. Need I say more?
Accept reality. Sitting and waiting for “it” to change is counterproductive to living on purpose. Accept your current situation as it is. You can’t change the past. However, you can change your future, starting now. Make the best of what you’ve got, and make tomorrow even better. Start making those slow, but steady, changes in how you manage your life.
Accept risk. Most successful businesses were started by individuals with a clearly defined vision, purpose and goals. The definition of an entrepreneur is one who “assumes the risk” in a business in expectation of gaining a profit. Step up and step out in both your professional live and personal life. Take a risk, and act like an entrepreneur.
Failure is the key to success
Give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you
What you get is a result of what you give
|Last Updated on Friday, 18 May 2012 18:22|