Earlier in a previous post we spoke about Nick the plumber and how he was transforming his life and taking major risks by quitting his 9-5 day job to start his own company. I’d like to follow up on that post with some more inspiration as he has been expanding his company and moving into new areas for service calls. To do this he decided to invest in the website www.plumbersantioch.com/ to expand his search reach and in doing so while he is still having trouble keeping up with all the obstacles of starting a new business. His previous campaign for the Brentwood area has so far been successful and it doesn’t look like anything is going to slow down in the foreseeable future. My hat goes off to Nick and the success and change he has brought into his world.
Lets think about what is means to have consistent success day in and day out. First you have to ask yourself what success is and how to categorize an activity as being successful. Of course everyone will have a different opinion on what success is and how it’s defined. I believe success is any action that is taken regardless of the outcome. This definition is probably different than the definition you were taught in school.
“Success is any action taken regardless of the outcome”
It’s easy to be lazy and blame everything on the world around you. Its not easy to stay consistent. Even if you are someone who decides to blame everything on the world around you, everything external that for some reason is conspiring against you, but that in itself requires effort doesn’t it? Isn’t that still taking action, just in the wrong direction? So in actuality being lazy requires effort. So you might as well be directing your efforts in the right direction, toward one of your goals that you have written down.
Being the change you want to see means doing the things that you are not doing. This will take some serious effort and serious consistency. Every day action should be taken toward the success that you wish to achieve. Small steps, lead into miles so don’t underestimate those small steps that are trudging through the mud. These steps are the most important. You will hit strides along the way like Nick where everything seems to be coming together. Everything seems to be moving forward. The more momentum you build in these strides the harder it will be for the mud the slow you down.
When we are being lazy we are simply committing ourselves to staying in the mud and that in itself will wear us down over time making it harder, and harder to free ourselves from the hole we have dug out. We have all done this, it is a part of life and the people who can find the extra step each day to pull themselves out and ahead of the rest. Do you know that person in your life who got caught in the mud, put in a bad situation in life and has been there ever since?
Don’t let that be you. I am sure Nick talked with his co-workers at the 9-5 he terminated about starting a company and being their own boss. How many of them are still there?
Probably all of them.