January 16, 2022

The One Thing in Life You Can Control

A summary of one of our favourite blog posts from Mark Cuban

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Mark Cuban is an American businessman, film producer, investor, philanthropist, television personality, and writer.

Here's a quick summary of the essential points.

The Importance of Effort

At the age of 27, Mark Cuban found himself with no savings and struggling emotionally after a breakup. Despite these challenges, he realized that his business, MicroSolutions, could serve as a positive focus in his life. He recognized that the only thing he could truly control in both sports and business was effort.

Recommitting to Hard Work

Cuban decided to recommit to putting in the necessary effort to grow his business. This meant waking up early, staying up late, and consuming all the information he could to gain an edge. He prioritized being as productive as possible and ensuring that his time was spent on activities that would directly benefit his company.

Measuring Effort and Results

To accurately measure his effort, Cuban chose not to focus on the number of hours spent at work, but rather on setting goals and achieving results. He constantly asked himself what he needed to do to close deals, win business segments, and understand technology and markets better than anyone else. He sought to find an edge and to determine the path to get there.

Effort as a Commitment to Results

The one constant in our business lives is effort. It is up to each individual to make the commitment to achieve results. By focusing on the things we can control, like the amount of effort we put forth, we can positively impact our personal and professional success.

You can read the full article here: https://blogmaverick.com/2007/12/30/the-one-thing-in-life-you-can-control-effort/amp/