Let’s face it: Like it or not, results are all that matter. Successful people don’t value effort or work or time spent on an activity; they value the results. Unsuccessful individuals attach great importance to the time they spend at work and their attempts at getting results—even if nothing happens.
The difference here is connected to the concept of being unreasonable. Until you become completely, unreasonably fixated with only getting results, you will fall short of achieving what you desire.
If you “attempt” to take out the trash but only make it to your front hall, garbage will continue to accumulate in your home — and you will have a problem. Quit patting yourself on the back for trying, and save your rewards and accolades for actual accomplishment.
Be hard on yourself and never let yourself off the hook until you get results. Results (not efforts) — regardless of the challenges, resistance, and problems, — are the primary focus of the successful.
Drive yourself so no one else has to. GET RESULTS!