“A vision on its own is not enough. Hard work and dedication is required to make that vision a reality” – Strive Masiyiwa
To be the best in life you have to learn from the best. I was reading quotes from the richest Africans and got some interesting thoughts to share. Read article http://www.forbes.com/sites/mfonobongnsehe/2013/11/13/20-inspirational-quotes-from-the-richest-africans/
Success is a not a microwave or pop corn affair – it’s work! In this generation of instant coffee, microwave, minute noodles and dot com boom there is a temptation to think success comes easy. Easy come easy goes…lasting success is work.
Let’s get to the best book I use on success for some really inspired thoughts:
“When Jesus saw his ministry DRAWING huge crowds, he CLIMBED a hillside. Those who were APPRENTICED to him, the COMMITTED , CLIMBED with him. Arriving at a quiet place, he sat down and TAUGHT his CLIMBING companions” – Matthew 5:1-2 (MSG BIBLE)
There is some interesting lessons right here:
1. Don’t follow the crowds. Success is not for the crowds, Jesus screened crowds by climbing a hillside. He knew that not everyone had the willpower to climb the hillside. Not everyone is willing to pay the price for success
2. To succeed you need to be apprenticed – be teachable, get a mentor, a coach and learn from the best. Only the taught managed to climb the hillside with Jesus. Who is your mentor or coach?
3. Success is not caught, it’s taught. Jesus gave the famous “beatitudes lecture” to those who were willing to be a taught. A leader is a reader. Never stop learning.
4. It’s a quiet at the top …aim for the top where there is. less noise and where you can see things clearly. Jesus went to the hillside. Never be satisfied with the mundane and the mediocre.
Aim for the top. Push the bar always and your vision will become a reality.