Monday, March 21, 2011

No Shortcuts to Leadership

A Proverb
Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.

A Thought
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

Shortcuts in life, and in business, are doomed to certain poverty. Do you believe that?

In our culture, diligence is out. Blatant self-promotion, even looking silly, is in.

Looking for the shortcuts has become the grist of reality TV and a way of American life. Planning has become confused with scheming, alliances, lying, quick decisions, "winning" at all costs.

Howard Shultz, founder of Starbucks, relates, “A phrase used by one of the most organized and successful companies I ever worked for….Proper planning and preparation prevents poor performance!"

Planning, preparation, performance, prosperity - No short cuts in that list!

What defines your path to prosperity?

Copyright ©2011 by P. Griffith Lindell

1. Proverbs 21:5 (NLT)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love it! This is so-o-o true! This is exactly what I taught my boys...They are now married and successful young men in this very complex world...There are NO SHORT CUTS TO SUCCESS.