What is it that makes some people rise to the top and become unstoppable – while others sit on the sidelines, nod their heads in agreement to the ‘lets get things done’ battle cry- only to allow others to DO what needs to be done?
Is this idea of acheiving goals and being successful really only saved for those who have some sort of genetic hard wiring for success – or can anyone adopt this ability to become unstoppable?
This week I witnessed an amazing coming together of a group of people who truly had a singleness of purpose, a singleness of heart, mind and action. Fifty people met in the wee hours of the morning to support one another and help build each others business by giving to one another. Enter the room before the official ‘meeting’ started and you heard polite, casual conversation. Then it was time for the meeting to start- and the one who was leading the meeting engaged all to particpate in answering a simple question. In an instant the whole room became electrifying as the whole group of people joyfully, emphatically and robustly responded with their one word repsonse… in this case it was the action of saying the name of this group of people.
What I witnessed was amazing – and the wonderment was not the one word they spoke. It was HOW they spoke it! Empassioned, full of focus, full of belief, full of intention – it was their BATTLECRY!
The coming together of such diverse professionals who gave whole heartedly of themselves to the dedication and support of the intention of producing real results for one another was fantastic to see. For me it was an affirmation that when one truly is willing to take on a personal battlecry – and give it their all- no matter what the cost- the reward is great.
The other reason I got the goosebumps when I heard their level of engagement – is that only a year before, when I, as their fearless leader stood before them each week to lead, teach, motivate and inspire this diverse group of professionals on HOW they could achieve great results for each other- they all but threw me out the door! They did NOT like what I told them at times, they did not understand why it was important for me, as their leader, to hold firm to decisions and actions that may have seemed unreasonable.
Now they truly appreciate the ability the strength in the foundation we laid out for them to build upon, the consistency of solid leadership brought forth each week, and the understanding that with the right supportive team around them-every person can rise to the top.
They learned how to take what seemed like unreasonable requests and turn them into the setting of what looks like unreasonable goals – and knowing that with a personal willingness to set aside all excuses- and do what ever it takes to ACHIEVE those goals- anyone can become unstoppable!
Are you ready to take on your own Battlecry? What does it sound like? Is it focused and full of conviction to the end that you are willing to do what ever it takes to acheive the successes you want? Or does your battle cry sound hollow, empty, full of doubt and ready to be thrown out to the next wind of doctrine that comes your way?
Are you willing to take the actions you need to get things done- even if they may look unsurmountable at first? Are you ready to change your perception and your attitude about what you can and cannot do?
Remember- for century’s – legions of people came together as a way of life- and lived their lives with passion and a battlecry for victory. They pushed through the most extreme of circumstances to pave the way for what you and I have 0pportunity to do today. Take on the battlecry of success and go forth my friend. Find yourself good company and trusted advisors and a support team that will help you reach your goals, your dreams, your vision – no matter what it takes.