Where is your P.O.P.?
I think it is fair to say that every entrepreneur, every business owner, every corporate professional , all want the same thing. SUCCESS! However you define success, we all continue to chase after it, long for it, dream about it, work hard to get it, and in many cases, come extremely close to it. Unfortunately, for a vast number of business owners and professionals are never quite reach the success we vehemently strive for because we lack P.O.P.
Scholars, writers, analysts, and so many others have gone through great and painstaking measures to teach us about being successful. Bill Gates has written a book, Warren Buffet has written a book, Robert Kaplan, the Harvard Professor has written a book, Earl Graves has written a book, and Bob Johnson of BET has written a book. It is interesting how, although the stories are different, these books and many others say the same thing…”YOU CAN BE A SUCCESS!” What’s truly amazing is that you can be a success at your entrepreneurial, educational, political, and professional pursuits. But you must have P.O.P.
What is P.O.P.?
• Purpose – We all know people with great potential, exceeding promise, but they lack direction, focus, and drive. Without singleness of purpose, our goals and objectives will be very difficult reach. Without purpose, all directions become viable options.
• Obsession – To be obsessed with something is to be fanatical, fixated, and overly passionate about that “something”. When striving for success, a casual mindset or an effortless desire is not enough when seeking to function on a higher level.
• Preparation – Most opportunities pass us by due to a lack of preparation. Success-minded people are always seeking ways to grow, improve, enhance, and learn. Staying in a mode of preparedness may require continual educational courses, reading a new book every month, attending seminars, or even, seeking out a mentor to help sharpen your skills.
When you consider those whom you deem successful, did they have purpose, were they obsessed with reaching their goals, and were they prepared for opportunities? I’m a firm believer, when you have P.O.P. people will notice.
Do you have P.O.P?
Last edited by Thuso : April 13th, 2006 at 06:56 AM.