Quote: Personal impact: Out work them. Out read them. Out last them. – Tom Peters
Quoted by Tim Fargo
This is clearly a leader mentality.
It originates from strong self-discipline. When they are playing, we are working. When they are watching soap operas, we are biting the words. When they are taking a break, we are making our efforts. This is how we can create personal impact, establish our brands and leave our legacy.
Speaking of out working them, we are looking at an image whose feet are down on the ground, sticking to the plan and turning motions into actions. We all have times that we want to take a break or smell the flowers. However, when our desire for success is strong enough, we can turn any moment into building up ourselves, physically, financially and mentally.
Speaking of out reading them, I would introduce a saying to you, “Reading ten thousand books, travelling ten thousand miles.” While we are reading, we are actually learning others’ experience, either to avoid detours or to learn to identify more opportunities. The knowledge we get from those books is the only thing that stays with us, won’t be stolen, won’t be lost. When we understand why we pick up the book, we will have the reason to continue.
Speaking of out lasting them, we are touching our cores. Our cores are our characters. Our characters are who we really are. As Dr. Stephen Covey said, “Character (what a person is) is ultimately more important than competence (what a person can do). Both are important, but character is foundational. All else builds on this cornerstone.” At the end of the day, what makes us last is our character and contributions. Learn to be humble, focus on integrity and character, and make a contribution.
“Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” – Stephen Covey
Happy Attitude Nourishes Harvest!
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