Are you willing to do what it takes, for as long as it takes? You see, patience is not only a virtue, it’s also a bit of practical business advice that you can discover by reading the Bible. I’m reasonably certain it’s not the only one. In fact, patience is often linked with persistence. Also, the passage from the Bible I’m citing is probably not the only one, or maybe even the best example of combined patience and persistence.
But for those that haven’t found the business success they’re seeking, either in their career, or in the online marketing world, this leadership trait of being willing to do what it takes, as long as it takes, I think is exemplified in this story.
The Bible reading is taken from chapter 29 in the book of Genesis, and finds Jacob on a journey that ends at the home of his uncle, and where he first meets Rachel, who will eventually become his bride. He wanted her so much that he would offer to work seven years for his uncle if he would grant his consent. At the end of the seven years, his uncle, because of a curious provision in the law, deceives him into marrying his eldest daughter first. Undaunted, he accepts his fate, yet offers to work an additional seven years in order to marry Rachel also. (Multiple marriages were common back then).
Now, I’m no Bible scholar, and I’m betting that a lot of people would have thought he was crazy to do that, but that sure sounds like patience and persistence in order to get what one really wants. It’s true that he only had to wait a couple of weeks after his first marriage, in order to marry Rachel – still, he kept his agreement to work for his uncle the rest of the seven years. Guess you might say that integrity was important to him as well, as it should be for those aspiring to be true leaders in their organizations.
TWO SUCCESS STEPS
FIRST STEP – DO YOU KNOW?
In order to be successful in your career, do you know what needs to be done? What actions to take? What skills you need to acquire? What knowledge you need to learn?
www.SuccessUniversityCoaches.com Brian Tracy talks about how failure is to be expected before you reach success.
SECOND STEP – WILL YOU?
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Once you know what needs to be done, are you willing to do what it takes for as long as it takes? Do you have the internal passion to drive you past all the naysayers? Do you have the discipline to direct yourself, before directing others? Do you believe something valuable is worth waiting for? Is your “why” strong enough to sustain you to the end? Is your motto, “Never give up!?”
Patience and persistence are yours if you can answer “yes” to these questions. And you are well on your way to being an example to follow as you work toward, and lead others to business success.