Why You Want to Be the 1%


“99% of failures come from people who make excuses.”
― George Washington

I am not talking about the political sparring of the have’s and have not’s and spreading the wealth here. I am talking about leadership. Those who rise above and take challenges head on. Unfortunately it is a small amount.

Leaders do not back down and find excuses. They don’t wait till tomorrow. Leaders set an example of achievement; confidence. Leaders don’t wait to see what kind of reaction their decisions will bring. They make the calculated risk and do it. Leaders create a culture of togetherness and value their employees. Do you think George Washington could have led his men without having that confidence, encouragement and appreciation of his team? Heck no. Leaders have the courage to fail.

Washington’s message is echoed in BlogHer Founder Lisa Stone’s rules to live by: “Confidence is the heartbeat of beauty. The trick? To get there we have to fail and change. The courage to fail is irresistible to me.”

How do you describe yourself? The time is now to be that 1%.

If you are inspired by what you read pls click here and order your copy of Opportunity Knocking.


Author: loriannlarocco

I am the author of "Dynasties of the Sea: The Untold Stories of teh Postwar Shipping Pioneers", "Opportunity Knocking: Lessons from Business Leaders", "Thriving in the New Economy" and "Dynasties of the Sea: The Shipowners and Financiers Who Expanded the Era of Free Trade". I'm also the Senior Talent Producer at CNBC, and known as the producer with the trillion dollar Rolodex

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s