When asked what you will do to be successful the only answer is “whatever it takes". The best story I can think of with respect to focusing the mind in the right direction comes from Napoleon Hill’s classic "Think and Grow Rich”. A Roman general was preparing to invade Greece and his fleet had just landed on the shores of Greece. The General called all of his captains to him and instructed them to burn all of the boats. The captains protested; however, the General said "I want the troops mind focused on the battle ahead and not thinking about the boats behind them. Burn the boats.”
f you want to be prepared for the pain ahead then focus your thoughts in the forward direction and burn your boats before you start.
Tomorrow's post: The Ugly – Fear of Failure.
- Ian Graham