This morning as I started my car, my radio kicked on with Robert Kennedy's tribute to his father, Joseph Kennedy:
"There was no such thing as half-trying. Whether it was running a race or catching a football, competing in school—we were to try. And we were to try harder than anyone else. We might not be the best, and none of us were, but we were to make the effort to be the best."
I'm reminded that as business leaders we must do our best at ALL times. As entrepreneurs we are constantly tested. Unlike in school when students can cram for a test and give it their all in spurts, we live in a stream of pop-tests. We must always be prepared and in whatever we do, we must try, with all our might. There is no time to do anything with half-enthusiasm or half-effort.
Luckily, if you live and breathe your passion, you will also continue to try your best. The excitement and interest usually breeds desire to do and be more. Even if you give it your all and come up short, your drive to be the best will ensure you keep moving forward.
The name of the game is to keep taking baby steps forward. Keep improving, adapting, growing. With this momentum you will surprise yourself with your accomplishments.
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