Churchill, probably best-known for his wartime leadership, was somebody who would never give up. Apart from his early years in the military, he was one of the longest-serving politicians in British history, serving from 1900 until 2 months short of his 90th birthday in 1964 (with a 2-year gap between 1922 and 1924).
It’s this spirit that’s so important for business leaders – resting on one’s proverbial laurels generally leads to problems (as the old saying has it, “When you’re at the top, the only way is down”). With markets and competitors constantly changing so you need to always be looking at and refining your strategy.
And if things do go wrong, learn from this, take a deep breath and press on. After all, failure just shows you what didn’t work; there are always plenty of other ways to find the success you’re looking for.
Remember, too, that you don’t have to do this on your own, for it really can feel lonely at the top. Don’t be afraid to do what top sports people and others do, and use a coach…
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Just never give up!
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Some of my related short posts from the past year which might be of interest:
- “The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s what you’re made of. Not the circumstances.” – Unknown
- “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right” – Henry Ford
- It’s Lonely at the Top
- “People who fail focus on what they will have to go through; people who succeed focus on what it will feel like at the end.” – Tony Robbins
- “Every champion was once a contender that didn’t give up.” – Gabby Douglas
- “Sunshine all the time makes a desert.” – Arab Proverb
- “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln