Have You Paid the Rent Today?

Duke basketball coach, Mike Krzyzewski challenges me to stay focused with his words … “Success is never owned … It’s rented, and the rent is due every day.”
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So the question is, have you paid the rent today?
As a leader, I’m guessing you have achieved a measure of success. The temptation is to be satisfied and take for granted you will always be successful. Don’t assume yesterday’s work will get you where you want to go. No, yesterday’s work got you here. If you intend to increase your impact and remain successful, the rent is due.
Laziness will drain your dreams. Procrastination is your enemy. Half-hearted will land you with the masses.
Make the decision all successful people make. Pull out the ‘discipline checkbook’ and pay the rent. Show up early and prepared. Work hard. Define what you want to accomplish. Create clarity with your team. Challenge mediocrity. Pursue excellence, and continually raise the bar.
Why? Because success is never owned. It’s rented, and the rent is due every day. If you’re like me, I’m guessing you don’t want to be evicted.
Leadership Begins at Home,
Randy
What are some ways successful people “pay the rent?”
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Chris Patton

5 years ago

Great post, Randy. I love the concept of rent due daily!
If you have a minute, send me an email. I would love to connect and ask your opinion on something I am considering.
Thanks!
Chris

Steve

5 years ago

Great message. 30 years ago, one of my mentors told me the only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. It is still true 30 years later. Thank you.

Randy

5 years ago

Great quote, Steve. Thanks!

Martina Yanga

5 years ago

I love this article Randy, one can’t be complacent in Leadership.

Randy

5 years ago

Thanks, Martina!

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