I think the most important lesson that Orrin Woodward has taught me is that success is largely based on work ethic and courage.
I know that when I look at my life and look at the things I am most proud of, it always starts with the things for which I put all the chips in the middle of the table and sold out by working as hard as I could. I don't mean working hard to be busy, as so many people do on a daily basis, but working towards a worthwhile goal and/or dream. I remember Kristine and I running for financial freedom and never feeling more alive then knowing I was out there giving it everything I had. Maximum Effort=Complete Satisfaction. I feel that same way now as we run towards a big goal. The feeling that I have when I walk into a quiet house at night knowing that we are paying the price is literally priceless! The best thing about running with the LIFE community is that it is a community of men and women who strive for excellence.
Along with working hard, courage is the other component of success. When I was young I always looked at courage as the heroic event: Saving someone's life or some amazing act of courage. I now know that real courage isn't only one huge act of greatness, but instead, small, daily steps towards greatness! It's these small acts of courage that bring big results. Stepping out and doing things that are uncomfortable, having the crucial conversation to resolve a conflict, or just leading your family by example. All of us have things in our lives right now that take our courage to move forward. Our ability to push through the paper thin wall to move on to the next "small act of courage" is the key to lasting success.
The real questions for you to answer are: Are you giving it your all? Are you addressing the next small act of courage needed to move toward success? If you answer yes to both of these, then lasting success in that area is yours! If you answered no, the good news is you can change that and you can begin TODAY!