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The Execution of Success  

Posted: 24 Mar 2010 12:36 PM PDT

I love the thrill of taking newly-born ideas and nurturing and watching them grow and mature.

There is nothing quite like the excitement, the collaboration with a team of like-minded people, and the reward of a vision realized.

However, one of the most difficult parts of success is the behind the scenes part, the part of the iceberg underneath the cold waters.

Let me ask a few questions to see if you can guess what I'm talking about.

What is at least four times more work than the idea, planning, and creative stage in any new venture?
What is the most important part of creating a sustainable and profitable business?
What is the most time-consuming component of success?
What is the most common thing that entrepreneurs and innovators forget to do on a daily basis?
All of these questions can be answered with one simple term: execution.

Execution is the ability to get the things done that you set out to do. Sounds simple enough but the phrase is right, "the devil is in the details."

We've all had experience with starting something with intentions to succeed.

The first few weeks it's relatively easy, while we're still motivated. Then comes the time where the motivation is gone and it's just plain work.

Gyms make their money on the no-shows. That is why execution is part of the iceberg of leadership. It's hard work.

Many entrepreneurs start their ventures with excitement only to leave them behind when they hit walls of difficulty and feelings of being under-appreciated.

The world, society, and families need social leaders who have a vision and can execute to make it a reality.

If you are doing it for the glory, chances are you won't make it.

If you are doing it for the purpose, the passion, and for the journey, you're far more likely to experience success because you'll be more willing to execute through challenges.

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