As Consultants, we must “Lead by Example”.
Usually, we are hired by Top Management to help lead “Change” in an organization.
There is no way that our teachings can resonate in anyone if we are not sincere, respectful and congruent. Change is hard for everybody and as Consultants we become that uncomfortable person who will constantly challenge you to get out of your comfort zone.
That is why it is so important that we always let our VALUES be what guides us.
“Because whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” (Albert Einstein)
“If you do not tell the truth about yourself, you cannot tell it about other people” (Virginia Woolf)
Because being passionate is being invested. The time, the effort, the costs and sacrifices would not be worthwhile if we didn’t feel the thrive, the enthusiasm, the motivation, the push to pursue Excellence and reach it!
In Japan, there is a saying that says, “3 years on a rock”
When you sit on a rock, it’s cold in the beginning. However, if you sit there long enough, your body temperature will make it warm and eventually it will feel comfortable.
In other words, no matter the hardships, if you persevere, you will succeed.
Few are the people who are born geniuses. Most of us must dedicate long hours, year after year, to learn and master a skill. Think of any famous sports player or musician!
So, when the going gets tough, just remember that Success takes time.
“I’ve missed more than 9,0000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed”. – Michael Jordan-