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The Power of Focus and Persistence to Achieve High Performance

Last week I was working with a company that had a handful of clear issues that were significantly affecting their operational performance. From talking to them they sometimes focused on them and sometimes they didn't. If you want to make headway with your improvement and performance challenges then you need to keep your issues in front of your team until they are dealt with. There are lots of improvement methodologies available to improve how a business functions and performs, but none of them are worthwhile if you don't demonstrate sustained effort with your challenges. I see lots of businesses that get close to completing their improvements, but fail to properly finish them off. They never stick with the improvement, because they have lost focus, and therefore don't get the rewards. Many issues are linked to discipline. Discipline comes from habits. Habits come from focus . You have got to keep your eye on the issues that you want to resolve for long enough if y