It’s been two full years of weekly publishing of the Prowezz Leadership Newsletter. This milestone is worth celebrating. We learnt a lot of lessons along the way. Although there is much to celebrate and reflect on, the focus is on the future. As I wrote in my book Pursuit of Personal Leadership, success can get in the way of success. The reason some are unable to achieve greater success is because they settled into their previous success. They became complacent; getting off the bus at a bus stop that is still a long way before their destination. They told themselves they had arrived, even though they were just starting the journey.
You have probably heard that life is a marathon and not a sprint. Completing a marathon requires endurance, focus and courage. You and I must keep moving forward. We must keep the fire burning. Success comes by forward movement, not by stagnation. We may have milestone achievements to celebrate along the way, but we must not lose sight of the future. Sometimes, we may not even have much to show for a lot of effort, but we must keep pressing forward. Whatsoever is our experience, our eyes must be on the finish line; on the goal that lies ahead.
As we celebrate two years of this weekly newsletter, I would like to encourage you to stay committed to your dreams and aspirations. I am also making the same commitment and more. We are all on a journey, with each one of us in their own lane. Let the thought of reaching your future goals keep you awake to the tasks you need to complete to get there. Do not settle for anything small in your career and life. Do not let the success you have attained becloud you from seeing the greater things ahead. Stay on course. Continue to be productive. Keep the fire burning.
Actions for the week
A quote to remember
“Those who move forward with a happy spirit will find that things always work out.” – Gordon B. Hinkley
Until another time,
Dele Ola, Award-Winning Author of Be A Change Agent
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