How Lenny Kravitz Learned to Follow Through & Succeed
By Kris Deichler, Associate Partner, Lighthouse International
“Many people don't focus enough on execution. If you make a commitment to get something done, you need to follow through on that commitment.”
- Kenneth Chenault (CEO of American Express)
There are various common traits all legends have learned and share; seeking out mentors is one, another is developing discipline and an ability to consistently follow through, especially when it comes to things we least want to do. I’m sure we all know what it’s like, when there are things we know we need to do to achieve certain goals, yet we constantly avoid them and put them off. Well, what if you could learn to change that behaviour and start following through more?
It’s one reason why finding a mentor, or group of mentors is so valuable, because they are the people who have understood and can apply the principles of success and so can support us to do the same - or to go even further! Just like Grammy Award winning musician Lenny Kravitz’s grandfather did. In the video below, Lenny shares how he was taught that accomplishment is simply a matter of completing each step of a goal, one after the other and how that’s a big part of what helped him get to where he is today...
Do you have any examples of where you have learnt powerful life-lessons from parents, teachers or mentors?
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I learnt financial lessons from my beloved Grandfather who taught me the value of money. He taught me that the way to ensure it is not your master is to take the time to evaluate why you want something, do you need it now or can you wait? He taught me the value of saving for what you want so that you have the money for what you need. There is a fundamental difference between wants and needs. It also means you have more appreciation for what you have worked hard to attain.