Have you ever met a True Believer? I’m not talking the religious or political type. I’m talking about a person with so much belief, courage, conviction and resilience — so much commitment aligned to their values — that they almost don’t waver. These people know their true North.
I’ve been studying True Believers for over 30 years. As a little kid at school I would observe those who stood up and led and those who didn’t. I studied those — either with or without authority — who later went on as adults to turn cultures, companies and communities around. I try to be one myself, but more than anything, I have learnt from them.
get on with it rather than talking about it
get the things done that really matter
take responsibility and stay out of drama
stay focused knowing there will be setbacks
deliver on the promises they make to themselves and to others!
True Believers may make success look easy. But there is often an interesting back-story to a True Believers success that involves a lot of hard work. While it may look simple to the onlooker there is rarely an easy road to success.
True Believers know that life is like a marathon. In sprints it’s about who crosses the finish line first, but in marathons it’s about finishing. True Believers may or may not cross the finish line first but they finish marathons!