continue to focus are rewarded over time for being in the saddle and having experience that really helps them bring value-added advice to a client base.
I know that my background doesn’t seem consistent with advice about patience, but you don’t create careers and success overnight. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to succeed at a sport or something else, success comes from setting goals and sticking to a rigorous, disciplined approach moving toward those goals. And you’ve got to have patience to get through it. Look at Lance Armstrong. I don’t think anybody can appreciate how many hours and how many days he sits on a bike and trains. Then, during the Tour de France, he spends weeks on the bike, sitting like a cat, waiting to pounce, waiting for the right moment to make his move. The mental discipline you need to wait for the right time and place to move is just an example, and a good metaphor, for what I’m saying about patience.