The Last 5%
“The difference between success and failure is often about five percent more effort.”
– S. Truett Cathy, founder and CEO of Chick fil-A.
According to Mr. Cathy, the two key ingredients for success are hard work and commitment. “The difference between success and failure is often about five percent more effort. But we start to see miracles take place when we truly commit ourselves.”
Here are some action steps you can take to commit to succeed in whatever you are doing:
1. What area of your life are you committed to winning? Don’t take all your battles. Choose one first and work towards fulfilling that. Example, you might be in debt, overweight, no time for family and friendless. Don’t take those three and commit to doing all at the same time. Choose one challenge to hurdle first before taking on the second one and the third one.
2. Who are the people I will connect to help me, keep me accountable, encourage me and coach me. Sometimes you need more than one. You can have one buddy to help you with the journey, another one to keep you accountable, another one to coach you.
3. List your action steps to make it happen. Discuss with your team how you can make it happen. Make sure to make it measurable and time contained. Don’t say I’ll lose weight instead write down I will lose 20 pounds in 3 months time.
Remember most people quit on the 95%. Don’t be like the 95% who quit on the 95%. Be the 5% who went and finish what they started.