“If you’re not willing to work hard, let someone else do it. I’d rather be with someone who does a horrible job, but gives 110% than with someone who does a good job and gives 60%.” Will Smith
The concept expressed in today’s thought is one about attitude and character. The application connects with every area touched by our leadership.
In a world obsessed with “talent,” “marketing,” and “turning a buck,” we see attitude as well as character overlooked in order to exploit someone’s talent for the sake of making money.
Leadership experience has proven that a person who is willing to work hard, even though not as gifted, will outperform a person who is exceptionally gifted, but unwilling to work hard.
Obviously, there is great success that accompanies someone who possesses both talent and the proper attitude, but that is another post. For now, leaders do well to develop people to their potential, and when someone is willing to learn what needs to be done and work hard at it, we find a combination for success.