Which one of these statements describes your life? Is it a:
– Marathon or a sprint?
– Drive through coffee or waiting for it to brew?
– Sit down restaurant or fast food?
– An Atm or walking in and seeing the bank teller?
Perhaps the harder question to answer would be, is it :
One good, record-setting season or a lengthy, consistent, high performing, championship career?
I’ve been reading Jim Collins’s book, Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck–Why Some Thrive Despite Them All. He identifies successful companies as ones that take the “20 mile journey.” They don’t merely look for the quick fix, or even seek to capitalize on all a moment may hold. Instead, they seek steady, incremental growth over the long-term. This is common among the best companies.