MINUTE WITH A MOGUL
DEVON 'ACE' WATSON
If you’re the type of person who likes to be in charge, you may have dreams of becoming a Mogul — that is, a powerful businessperson.
5….4….3….2….1…. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! No matter who you are, you can instantly recount a moment where you celebrated this coveted moment. Some New Year celebrations stand out more than others. All across the world, people from all walks of life celebrate this event in epic proportion. From champagne showers, to streamers and confetti, everyone is united in a celebration of life.
As the smoke clears, the confetti lie on the ground, the helium in the balloons begins to dissipate, a moment of reflection begins to set in. A moment where most are abruptly faced
with the results of their past year. All the things that have happened, the good and the bad, the happy and the sad, the fun and the boring.
In the Mogul world, this period of reflection is coveted. A true Mogul is enamored by their goals and objectives. They live, eat, breathe, and bleed the euphoric feeling accompanied with the
completion or advancement towards reaching the next level in their development. Success to the Mogul is all about the journey.
For us, remember that the New Year isn’t always concurrent with the calendar year, but in-line with our professional journey. Let’s face it, if we start an endeavor in March, we’re not going to
wait until the following January 1 st to create goals – are we? I hope you answered that correctly if you’re reading this. LOL.
The biggest mistake that many people make is not properly reflecting. A Mogul knows that there is no such thing as a bad year! There is no such thing as defeat. “You win sometimes and it’s great. Other times you learn and it’s even greater” The only way to lose in the game is to quit. It’s not within our victories that we experience true success, but it’s in the lessons and blessings of our shortcomings that we are taught truly who we are and what it takes to elevate.
The lion doesn’t become stronger by eating wounded gazelles – its strength comes from the constant chase. It is in missed attempts that it experiences hunger, exhaustion, and fatigue. The factors that make most give up, become catalysts for the lion; to get faster, more evasive, work on its strategy, attack, with unwavering effort until it succeeds. If I have to spell out the message after that, maybe you’re a gazelle, not a MOGUL!
SOMETIMES YOU WIN…
SOMETIMES YOU LEARN…
BUT IF A LION DOESN’T HUNT…THEN A LION DOESN’T EAT!!!!!
REFLECT ON THAT!