Promises People Career Success

AUDIO: 4 Promises That Will Define Your Success

by Greg Yates | Breakthrough Leadership

There are four powerful promises that you can make which will define you forever; being known as a keeper of these promises will make you known as a success. Why are they so powerful? Because they make known your beliefs and your definition of success.

The Promise of Perseverance

Of course, we want it now!

Of course, we want the finish line, we want the water to boil and the money to start rolling in. We want people to “get us”. We want relationships to bear fruit and our intentions to be obvious. It’s just not the path to long term success; what we did yesterday and last week MATTERS.

What we failed to do accumulates just as much. The promise of perseverance says, “This is important to me and I’m not quitting.”

It’s not a popularity contest or a gentle walk down a slope. The promise of perseverance tells you and others what you really believe and are willing to fight for.

The Promise of Patience

What we choose is often best seen in perseverance but what happens as a result of our efforts requires the promise of patience.

Results don’t always happen when we want them. Building relationships, bearing the fruit of good leadership and developing a good reputation take time.

Your promise to those around you is that you will stay the course.

Your promise of patience says you will be patient to receive the blessings and the results you’re pursuing. It says that you believe they are worth the investment and the time to maturity.

Your promise of patience defines the value you put on others and on the foundation of success you’re building. You won’t change your behavior if things don’t immediately go your way.

The Promise of Passion

You can always tell what’s important to someone…really important. It’s the thing they are passionate about.

When passion is absent, value is absent as well.

The promise of passion is the promise to pursue what matters with emotion and the passion that you’re willing to fight for results.

Without passion, we rarely identify our enemies or truly inspire and engage our allies. The promise of passion is a promise to bring your best to every challenge, to every relationship and to every commitment you make.

The Promise of Progress

Where we are today should not be where we find ourselves tomorrow.

The commitment to continuous growth and results are found in the promise of progress: individual progress, team progress. The progress of culture and of the value you will bring to fulfill your highest created purpose.

Your promise of progress defines your success and to be known with this promise as one of your core values lets the beneficiaries of your life’s purpose see your legacy.

Your customers and your team will respond to an understood promise which is committed to progress.

Staying where you are is the path to breakdown. The promise of progress leads to cascading Breakthrough.


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Within your own leadership, define how these four promises are present. How do they manifest in your career and in your relationships?

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About Greg

Greg Yates has been a Chicago area businessman for over 30 years. He’s the author of the book, "Broken - How Being Broken Unlocked The Greatest Success of My Life". He has simultaneously owned 14 different businesses in a variety of industries; including real estate, manufacturing, payroll, and technology. Greg has also been an investor and a board member. He attended Olivet Nazarene University. He has a passion for flying. He’s had a pilot’s license for over 30 years and owned a variety of airplanes. Greg and his wife Vicki have been married over 37 years. They have a son, a daughter and seven grandchildren.

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