What’s Your Drift?


“It is not enough to take steps which may someday lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise.”  ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One of today’s well known visionary and successful businessmen, Warren Buffet, adapted von Geothe’s principle into his own experience.  Mr. Buffett’s advice to drifting soles was to, “Hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.” 

Buffett learned through experience; whether it be your own or from others with experience.  His life story illustrates the power in learning from others and building models.  Arguably the greatest investor of all time, Buffett is a student of success models in his field.  Each step along the way he gained experience; to which, he added his own creative touches and tones; shaping the models with his unique thumb print.  He is a living example of how following the right models can reap great rewards.

Coaching Notes:  You are surrounded with all kinds of great… role models, business models, financial models, investing models, relationship models, teaching models, acting/ reacting models, relaxation models.  Replicating the right model gets you where you want consistently faster.  It helps you to focus on your steps and keeps you from drifting that kills achievement.

“It is not enough to take steps which may someday lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • Look at your own goals; are they vibrant and reflect your Life Manifesto? (Do you have a “Life Manifesto”?)
  • What fundamental model will you adopt?
  • What action step can you take today that drives you closer to reaching your goal?

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