“Some of us will do our jobs and some will not, but we will be judged only by one thing – THE RESULTS”
I’m a Packer fan and as a little girl I remember watching Vince Lombardi with his fedora and overcoat standing on the sidelines, clipboard in hand coaching his team. Of course at that time I had no idea what he was doing I only knew that when the players wearing the gold and green did certain things, the family stood up and cheered. The camera would be on the players one minute and the next it would be showing Coach Lombardi. Certainly this man was powerful to make the players perform so well.
We all set out with an intention and that intention requires an effort. The attitude we go in with can affect the result. These three concepts are often confused by employees and managers. Effort is how hard I try. Intentions are the expectations you hoped for and Results are what you achieved.
A person can have the best intentions and apply their effort until they are blue in the face and still not gain the results they hoped for. We all work to improve and in the end we are responsible for our own performance. It doesn’t matter how long you have been doing something a certain way, if it isn’t producing the desired result, its time to find a better way.
I started a new workout program and have the best intentions of getting more fit then I have been in years. I am putting in effort and giving it my all each day. I am hoping to get the results I am seeking. However, I am not doing this alone. I have a support system around me that provides encouragement and perspective. My transformation will not happen over night and I know it takes hard work and dedication. But, I have the right attitude and attitude is everything.
None of us can expect results if we don’t have the proper tools. Check your tool box and see what you need. Think of these tools:
- Follow Through
- A teacher/mentor/coach
If you are missing any it could be the reason why you are not getting the results you want.