19. December 2012 11:28
Do you want to be considered a high performer? Doing something great is usually the result of consistent performance. Focus on being consistent, not great, and you will probably be great. Think about it –
- Major League baseball umpire - considered great if consistent, even if he calls balls strikes and strikes balls.
- Professional golfer - you may not be able to tell the difference between a pro and the weekend scratch golfer over a single round of golf; it becomes quite obvious after watching both for many rounds.
- Professional bowler - anybody can roll a strike once in a while, a pro does it more frequently.
- Old Faithful – there are many geysers in Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful is the biggest regular geyser, it's the most famous and attracts thousands of visitors daily.
- Co-worker - the great ones may not ‘wow’ you by reinventing your business model, but rather will work hard and are reliable every day, not every other day.
Consistent performers realize that life is a marathon, not a sprint. They think and prepare themselves for the long haul.