Keep Working

Keep Working

Hey team. All right, so here we are again, Monday. Monday Message. I’m so excited to be here with you guys. I read this quote earlier, and it’s unknown exactly where it came from, but it says, “No results? Keep working. Bad results? Keep working. Great results? Keep working. Consistency is the key.” And it got me thinking—consistency is the key, regardless of your results and where you’re at. Life is a long-term marathon journey. It is uphill most of the time, it is tough. It is knocked down, drag-out tough, hard. And

Regardless of the results that you got today, you’ve got to keep working. You’ve got to have consistency.

And it got me thinking about our core values and our core purpose—be valuable because nothing less will do. When you have a purpose that says, ‘I’ve got to be valuable. I’ve got to work hard, I’ve got to do great things, I’ve got to try. I’ve got to move forward.’ And I try to instill that in our leaders. I try to instill that in my boys, in my family. It’s something that has got me down deep in my gut that I’ve got to keep trying. I’ve got to keep walking, I’ve got to keep marching. I’ve got to keep going. And not every day, guys.

I know most of you can quote me saying, ‘Right when you ask me how I am, I say I’m living the dream.’ Some days, honestly, that dream is a nightmare. Some days, I don’t feel like getting out of bed. And some days, I don’t feel like walking up that hill. Some days, I don’t have those feelings. But I don’t let it last a long time, and I don’t let it stop me. I don’t let it stop me, so it shouldn’t stop you either.

There’s one thing you learned from me, is to keep moving forward. Even when you fall down—many of you have heard me say this, especially those in leadership class—when you fall forward, when you get up and you dust yourself off, you’ve actually made progress in the right direction. It’s when we turn around and fall back that makes it harder because you have to make up ground you’ve already covered. Fall forward. Fail forward. Move forward.

Be consistent in that forward movement of trying to achieve the results you’re looking for.

You’re not going to get them every day. Anybody that tells you that every day you’re going to be better, this isn’t really telling you a great thing. I mean, I guess in a roundabout way, you are getting better because you’re not quitting. So don’t quit, which goes back to our core values—being invested, not quitting, having resolve, not quitting, moving forward, being transparent, and saying, ‘Hey, some days I don’t have it, and I need help. Can you give me a hand?’

No results? Keep working. Bad results? Keep working. Great results? Even when you prosper, keep working. Don’t quit. Keep moving towards that excellent place. It is a beautiful Monday, and again, be valuable because nothing less will do. Let’s keep working together. God bless you guys. I’ll see you next week.