victory-or-defeat-is-notI stumbled upon a great quote this week:

“Victory or defeat is not determined at the moment of crisis, but rather in the long and unspectacular period of preparation.”  Anonymous

I had a client this week who was the principal dancer for an international ballet company.  He described the years of hard work and practice behind closed doors that it took to hone his skills to an elite, world class standard.

I don’t know what you want to do with your life, but I suspect that there’s a long road ahead.

A long road full of disciplined, focused action.

A long road of continued learning and development.

A long road of hidden grind.

A long road that is completed by taking small, inexorable steps.

A long road that leads to victory.