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Monday Mottoes – #199

summerIt’s summertime, a lovely time to get ahead in life. When everyone else seems to be lazing around in hammocks or by the pool, you can be forging ahead in life. After all, vacay does not mean delay.

Take the laptop with you. Make notes on the legal pad or the iPad. Strategize and scheme. Place phone calls from the umbrella on the beach. Listen to motivational CDs on the plane, train or in the car. Sketch ideas and designs for that new product launch on the back of the paper napkin from your Italian ice-!

Many confuse hard work with pain and suffering. It need not be either. However, smart work may also strike you as quite challenging, so keep in mind the end results, the benefits, the dividends and the rewards of all of that labor. Which brings us to today’s motto:

“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” ~Earl Nightingaleth

Planning wins over perspiring every time. Get the overall plan. Figure out the basic steps to implement the plan— that’s the road map. Then pull up your drawers and tell yourself that you can do it. Your destination is dead ahead.

All three— the plan, the road map and the courage are vital. If even one element is missing, it’s like a three-legged stool… missing a leg-!

Today, that’s your focus: working on the plan, the roadmap and the courage.

Even if you’re poolside.

Happy Monday, everyone!

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