Wizard Academy is an unique business school in Austin, TX which I had the opportunity of attending a one day conference at a few years ago. It was founded by Roy H. Williams and now his Monday Morning Memo is one of the first things I start my week with.
I love what he wrote in the rabbit hole this week about ‘the secret’ to success:
Wizard Academy celebrates commitment; the kind that
puts everything on the table and then says to Life,
“I’m all in. Deal the cards, bitch.”
Yes, the bitch will deal you disasters,
break your heart with betrayals, and ambush you
precisely where you are weakest when you least expect it.
Even so, “Deal the cards.”
After 30 years as a consultant to dreamers and schemers,
plotters and planners, insiders and outliers, the wizard has
determined that commitment is the attribute
most indicative of success.
Talent and intelligence,
money and education,
experience and passion
Talent and intelligence play the game in their mind,
rarely bothering to take action.
Money and education are satisfied with the appearance of success
before it has ever been attained.
Experience assumes that nothing has changed since the last time
the game was played, a dangerous assumption indeed.
When passion has faded,
commitment shines bright.
-Roy H. Williams