The Price of Success

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The Price of Success

Most followers of AFL Football have heard of legendary coach Norm Smith.

After a 200-game playing career, Norm coached for twenty years and was selected as Coach of the Century by the AFL. Smith was ahead of his time in implementing professional disciplines in the 1950’s & 1960’s amassing six premierships.

In my early 20’s, I was lucky enough to receive a copy of a Grand Final speech he made to his players which was later titled The Price of Success.

I have kept this speech to hand over the decades and it still inspires me to this day.

The words and message are as relevant and powerful today as they were over half a century ago.

The Price of Success –by Norm Smith

To use all your courage to force yourself to concentrate on the problems at hand – to think of it deeply.

To have a high and sustained determination to put over what you plan to accomplish – not only if circumstances are favourable to its accomplishment. But also in spite of all adverse circumstances that will arise. Nothing worthwhile has ever been accomplished without some obstacles having been overcome.

Remember that the man who never makes mistakes never takes anything. Refuse to believe that there are any circumstances sufficiently strong to defeat you in the accomplishment of your purpose.     

Hard? Of course it is hard. That is why so many men never attempt to acquire success. They remain in the rut and tread the paths that are for beaten men.

Nothing worthwhile has ever been achieved without constant endeavour, some pain and constant application of your talents to achieve your ambition. That is the price of success as I see it, and I believe every man should ask himself “Am I willing to endure the pain of this struggle for the comforts and rewards and glory that go with achievement? Or shall I accept the uneasy and inadequate contentment that comes with mediocrity?”

Will you pay the price of success?

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All the best, 

Darren K Bourke