Steve Tobak over at CBS MoneyWatch has this to say about achieving the American Dream (whatever that actually is) … and just in case you’re wondering it most certainly doesn’t involve dreaming:
You see, successful executives and business leaders aren’t typically driven by high aspirations. They didn’t get to where they are by walking around with their heads in the clouds. They got there by putting one foot in front of the other and getting stuff done.
The secret to success isn’t aspiring to great things. It’s doing great things. And far more often than not, that starts with doing not-so-great things. Oftentimes, you don’t even know what you’re doing is great until way after the fact.