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Friday, October 7, 2011

Lean Quote: Success Means Having Determination

On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on this journey because without learning we can not improve.

"Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be." — George Sheehan quotes (American physician, author and running enthusiast, 1918 - 1993)

Remember this formula, write it down some where in your house or place of work, in your note book or diary, in your memory, or in your computer:

Success = Idea + Determination.

Idea - Determination = Wishful thinking, fantasy, a waste of time and valuable resources.

Many people have great ideas, but don't have the determination to see it through.

Without determination, success is just but a far away dream. It is the force originating from within you that seeks to bring out the potential in you and drive you to your destiny.

It is the desire of many to achieve success but a determined person is never satisfied until he gets what he is after. Determination is what motivates one to strive and work hard towards success; therefore without it one tends to walk blindly and without purpose.

Take up a project or goal only if you are sure that you have the will and the energy to go ahead with your plans, whatever may be the difficulties, obstacles, and complications in your path.

Just how determined are you?

Answer that for yourself and really take a good look at your reasons for starting that idea in the first place. Because if your focus and determination lack drive, the necessary skills or bucket loads of patience you will ultimately fail in your personal quest, whatever that may be.

The commitments you make and the actions you take with enthusiastic determination will bring you the success you are now envisioning.

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1 comment:

  1. Great quote. I did write the equation down. It seems so simple but determination is what sets people apart.