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The willingness to sacrifice is the prelude to freedom.
-- Pesach Seder
 

 

Friday, January 17, 1997

What results are you getting?

In the end, it really doesn’t matter what you’re doing, or how you feel, or what you think. Eventually, it comes down to this. What results are you getting?

What are the numbers? How much money are you putting in the bank? How fast can you run 10 kilometers? What’s your cholesterol? What grades are you getting? How many sales are you making? How many chapters have you written? How many people in your downline? How many games has your team won? How many members does your church have? Did you get enough votes to win?

On a regular basis, you need to review your results and compare them against your goals. The big thing you need to ask is this -- are you heading in the right direction? Are you getting the results you want?

If so, that’s great. You know you’re doing the right things.

If not, then it’s really good to find out that you need to change what you’re doing. This isn’t all that complicated, yet some folks just can’t seem to figure it out. If you’re not getting the results you want, then you need to change what you’re doing.

Focus is necessary. Action is necessary. Motivation is necessary. Self esteem is necessary. Knowledge is necessary. Commitments is necessary. Discipline is necessary. However, these are not enough. Results are what count.

There is no question but that you are getting results. The question is, are they the results you want? And the answer to that question is not “well...” or “I think maybe...” or “if only I could...” The answer is either “yes” or “no". It doesn’t get much simpler than that.

— Ralph Marston

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