The Trail to Success…

Ralph Waldo Emerson has been credited with giving us the inspiration to: "Do not go where the path my lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail...'

It is strangely ironic (yet somehow understandable) that those who fight the hardest for success are most often rewarded ONLY at the finality of their work. This is truly ironic in the sense that this rewarded finality is only the evidence of the work. Many who observe this finality write books, create videos, or further "self-help" efforts that focus on everything but causality. Success wasn't achieved in the last months of the evidentiary success cycle. Nor was it truly birthed in the excitement of "proof-of-concept" business modeling. Success seems to be tied to a mental shift whereby an individual decides that regardless of the current situation and in spite of previous situations he will sacrifice what is necessary to achieve his goals.

RATE OF SUCCESS = (DETERMINATION OF LEADER * FOCUS OF EFFORTS) / (ABILITY TO FAIL / LESSONS LEARNED)

In other words, the ability to deal with failure might be more important than "getting it right the first time." The odds of achieving the former can be more manageable than those of the latter.

(More on this in coming blogs...)