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Persistence and Perseverance

December 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Inspired by Mistake #22 from The Termite Effect.

I often make the argument that running a business is a marathon, not a sprint. To my clients, I preach consistency, persistence and perseverance. I beg them to look at failures not as smack downs but as growth opportunities. Find a successful business person and you will find someone who has a pocket full of failures.

Recently,  I came across a stunning example of never-say-die that I want to share with you.

What is 4 – 53 – 1? 

The combined first-year NFL win-loss-tie records of four Hall of Fame coaches spanning three different decades: Tom Landry (1960), Chuck Noll (1969), Bill Walsh (1979) and Jimmie Johnson (1989).

Between the four of them, they have won 11 Super Bowls!

Next time you have a bad day, month or year think about that!  |

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