Monday, October 19, 2015

Showing Up Is Half the Battle




You may have heard the saying, "showing up is half the battle?" Well, according to Woody Allen, it's not true, showing up isn't just half the battle, he believes that its 80% of being successful!

No matter how much talent you have or how well equipped you are for whatever it is that you're supposed to be showing up for, the fact remains that if you never make it, none of that even matters.

Keep in mind that attending means more than just being there physically, it's about really being THERE! Being present, having a good attitude and not giving up are essential to your success. You "showing up" and being about as useful as a two legged chair isn't the point either. You actually have to apply yourself too.

Over the years I have seen many examples of hard chargers fail even though they were smart, athletic, strong, persuasive and talented. Why did they fail? It wasn't because they lacked the skills or innate ability, rather it was simply because they did not posses the discipline or foresight to show up, learn, adjust and keep going. Even an average performer can out perform a talented hard charger if they stick to it, learn and grow.

I want to say something like, "In this day and age," but I realize, "this day and age," is probably a lot like every other day and age. People are people and I'm sure it always has been such regarding those who do, those who don't and those who are armchair quarterbacks!

Remember things tend to change over time, not over night, so give yourself a chance and follow Nike's advice; Just Do It!

And of course...

Keep going!

~Craig

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