30 November 2010
No Shortcut to Success
There's absolutely no shortcut to success.
When we cut through a vehicle ahead of us, it won't do us any good. For quite sometime, we'll feel the boast inside blowing all horns aloud but that's not enough to prove the quality of our being. What makes a leader fine and effective? The Process.
To mold the glass, you need intensive heat, directly against the fire.
To create a sharp sword, you need to apply so much force and weight.
To soften the beef, it needs much pressure and heat.
To win a basketball game, endurance, teamwork and nice play setting are required and that can't be achieved overnight.
We need to understand that success has a PROCESS. Everyone needs to undergo the process, no one is exempted, everyone.
Through the process, our character is molded, our skills are refined, our emotions are prepared and our beliefs become clear.
Take it easy. Endure the process and reap the harvest at the end of the line.
Thanks to Francis Kong for reminding me of this in his talk at The Leadership Factor seminar last weekend.