I have had the privilege of meeting people from various walks of life; from different countries, professions, belief systems, age groups, education levels and have come to the conclusion that we give up too soon. The “instant generation” wants everything now, instant gratification, instant coffee, instant results, and what have you. Too many people are giving up too soon before they get the results they require, want or need. Learning to work with the philosophy or concept of UNTIL is a precondition for success and advancement. The word ‘until’ means till, up until, and I mean till it happens. If you are an entrepreneur keep working, serving, and taking care of your customers UNTIL you reach your target; if you are born with the gift of singing keep exercising your voice, training to be the best, singing wherever you get the opportunity UNTIL you succeed. Do you want to be a writer? Just start writing, making all the mistakes, learning from those mistakes UNTIL you begin to write masterpieces. Remember that every master was once a disaster!
When I started in training, I remember my very first job was to train a number of managers on problem solving and decision making. I had just completed my MBA and thought I had the credibility; qualification, and enough content to make my mark in the training space. I was wrong. Having good content is not the same as delivering an excellent and exceptional training. My training session and experience was a disaster. Some of the comments from the participants included statements like: please don’t ever bring an inexperienced person like George to train us again; George is not a good presenter or trainer and we wasted our time; we are disappointed with this presentation, George is young and inexperienced. The participants provided other comments that were meant to take me off the training space. I had a choice. To either take their comments personally and conclude that I am not called to be a trainer or stick with it UNTIL I made progress. I made the decision to keep honing down my skill in training Until I succeed. I kept the comments as a reminder to get better and not bitter about the experience. I continued to improve my training skills, made a few more mistakes UNTIL I became very good at my craft and had since trained thousands of people across the nations of the world. I am a product of UNTIL and will continue to pursue my goals UNTIL I achieve every single one of these goals.
What are you working on? What are your goals, dreams, vision, calling, mission in life? Keep working UNTIL you achieve each of the goals you have set for yourself. Is there a habit or behavior you want to address, keep working UNTIL you change this habit. Beliefs affect your results. Is there an erroneous belief that you must let go so that you can move to the next level in life? Keep working on those beliefs UNTIL you change those beliefs. You can achieve whatever you set your mind on provided you continue UNTIL you get the results you want. Make Until your greatest ally and keep working, keep dreaming and visualizing your finish line; keep helping others get what they want, keep investing, keep developing yourself, keep refining your craft UNTIL you succeed. The best way to predict your future is to keep working and taking action UNTIL you succeed. See you at the pinnacle of success!