By Maggie Frye, Founder & Principal Consultant at Core Consulting GroupI order Starbucks from my driveway and expect it to be sitting at the counter when I arrive. I click on toothpaste and expect it at my door in 24 hours. I visit my internet provider’s website and get frustrated if the Chat representative cannot solve my problem in the 3 minutes I have in between meetings. You are reading this blog post with about 2 more seconds of attention before I’m able to hook you. Immediacy. We expect it. We’ve fallen victim to it. However, sustainable success as a business leader is not immediate. My experience as a small business owner over the past few years has taught me this lesson, which at times has felt like nothing shy of an iron fist straight to the gut. One thing I’ve learned is that those who rise above in a world of immediacy are those who demonstrate a relentless perseverance in their pursuits. So how can you practice perseverance in a world that contrastingly builds the expectation of immediate results?
Have a plan and work your plan.
Be flexible and contextually intelligent in an ever-changing environment.
Identify and celebrate milestones.