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12 Inspiring Quotes for Sticking With It

A good plan gets you into the race, but sticking with it propels you into the winner's circle.

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After working with leaders and organizations to improve their strategy execution for the past 15 years, I have boiled it down to these 12 phrases to help you and your team stick with it.

  1. Sharpen your focus.
  2. Build your competence.
  3. Ignite your passion.
  4. We win from within.
  5. Measure what matters.
  6. Identify your "one thing."
  7. Convert turning points into learning points.
  8. Change the way you look at things, and things will change the way they look.
  9. The most important decision is to decide what is most important.
  10. Start small to finish big!
  11. There are no neutral actions.
  12. Plan for the future but live in the present.

Find more inspiration and practical strategies to help you stick with it in the author's latest book, Stick With It: Mastering the Art of Adherence. Download free book chapters here.

Last updated: Jul 2, 2014

LEE COLAN | Columnist

Lee Colan is founder of the L Group, a consulting firm that equips and inspires leaders at every level. He is a leadership adviser, presenter of practical ideas, and a Thinkers 50 nominee for Top Management Thinker.

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