Let me tell you-no, let me quietly explain to you: the percentage of this school is no higher than that at your present school; the only difference is that this group TRIES harder, therefore it achieves more. You, as most mortals in this world do, fall into a middle or average category with respect to brains, abilities or what have you - and that is not the worst place to be, believe me. However when you join a school or group of this caliber, your work patterns and efforts automatically move up in such a way that you hardly notice because YOU ARE GOING ALONG WITH THE TIDE - one that is NOT going out.
Successful people appear to be traveling along one continual, successful road. What is not apparent is the perseverance it takes following each defeat to keep you on that road. No one I know of has ever experienced one success after another without defeats, failures, disappointments, and frustrations galore along the way. Learning to overcome those times of agony is what separates the winners from the losers.
It would seem to me that an annual seven months of honest endeavor is not too much to ask of anyone. If it is, and all you graduate with is a D- average, then you are in for a rude shock when you come to join the work force. We demand eleven-and-a-half months of honest endeavor, and A's only are accepted in all our departments.
To me, entrepreneurs are people with great imaginations. They seem to have answers for everything. No problems cannot be solved, no undertakings cannot be carried out. They are creative in their thinking, always seeking new methods of doing things. Their innate aptitude for avoiding the ordinary, the standard pathways of the business world, is the very crux of their success.
Your people are your valuables. Not the bricks. Not the mortar. Not the machinery. Protect this major investment we have in our people by doing your utmost to make them feel that top-rated priority, that satisfaction in the performance of their jobs. If you do, you have no idea what increased feelings of satisfaction you will experience carrying out your own job. And you will smile at the resultant escalating profits.