April 10


Effort is a consistent game to a winning business

Effort is a consistent game
to a winning business!

vintage black and white autographed photo of Babe Ruth holding bat and demonstrating his effort and concentration
Effort & Concentration of Baseball’s  Hall of Famer Babe Ruth Source: wikipedia.org

Effort, consistently, helps business move the performance needle. Right action, or effort, will help a business become successful!

“Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.”
~Babe Ruth

I really like this photo of Babe Ruth. I searched to find a photo of this Baseball Legend in action, but none compared to the concentration and effort this photo reveals. Babe’s face is one of sheer determination to his a famed grand slam capability! His grip on the bat reveals all his efforts of training being funneled into his next swing. This stance is very different from the one I’m noticing of many business leaders today.

Too often I see business leaders generating a flurry of activity, but not moving their performance needle. I also see dedicated business leaders giving up right before they hit their home run. Neither of these situations generates enough appropriate support to sustain a business.

Is your effort supporting a winning or losing streak?

Babe Ruth’s quote is especially powerful if you utilize it as an over-simplified tool for your own effectiveness. It’s a great reminder that even though yesterday was filled with success, today invites you to the same opportunity. Will you accept the invitation?

As I’ve spoke with many business leaders over the past 15-20 years, I’ve notice a similar relationship between effort and success. The business leaders who consistently put for the effort are most successful. Conversely, those who show up as effortless, or their effort performance is inconsistent, are not. As I pondered this further, I realized a more subtle element of effort. Overall, effort is an external action reflecting an individual’s mindset. Whoa, that’s deep! The good news is we all have a choice to which mindset we will allow to rule our lives.

How consistent is your effort?

Review YOUR first quarter’s performance. Notice where there are dips or gaps. Assess what was missing: training, effort, support, mindset? Create a plan to build a bridge over your dips or gaps. If you don’t know how, reach out and I’d be happy to assist you!

Supporting Quotes Regarding Effort:

“To think is easy. To act is difficult.
To act as one thinks is the most difficult.” 

~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“If you’re not gonna go all the way, why go at all?”
~Joe Namath

“When you reach for the stars, you are reaching for the farthest thing out there.
When you reach deep into yourself, it is the same thing,
but in the opposite direction. If you reach in both directions,
you will have spanned the universe.”
~Vera Nazarian

“It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort.
And when you bring that effort every single day,
that’s where transformation happens.
That’s how change occurs.”
~Jillian Michaels

 “No matter our talent, we all know in the midnight of our souls
that 90 percent of what we do is less than our best.”
~Robert McKee

Please feel free to share what you know hinders or helps YOUR Business’s profit and success… 


If you want to discuss this strategy or something you need assistance with,
please call Maggie (262) 716.7750 for YOUR No-cost Consultation.

Blessings of Success to YOU ~
Maggie Mongan, Brilliant CEO & Founder
Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc.

Direct Dial: 262-716-7750
LinkedIn: Maggie Mongan

p. s.: It’s been 100+ years since Babe Ruth started playing in the MLB. He has inspired many and still holds records for his efforts. Babe Ruth is a great example of how consistently high levels of performance creates champions.


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