8 April 2016

It was the British philologist Sir William Jones who said to “never neglect an opportunity for improvement”. Lawrence Jones MBE entrepreneur

So why is it that so many leaders stop improving their business when they reach a certain level of success?

We’ve been on an incredible journey with UKFast so far, growing from just the two of us to a team of more than 200. I put our success so far down to a combination of hard work and determination and a continued drive to improve and innovate, always looking for those 1% changes; those incremental changes, and new opportunities to keep growing.

On a personal level, the greatest opportunity for improvement comes from recovering and learning from our mistakes. We all make them. It is not important how we fall, but how we bounce back that counts. Mistakes are an opportunity to learn, to grow and to improve. If we never made mistakes, what would we learn from?

Although long-term goals are there to be achieved, and I am a firm believer in setting goals no matter how far away onthe horizon, no person or business can ever truly be at the top, nor should they aspire to be. In nature, if you’re not growing, you’re dying. And if you’re not going forwards, you’re going backwards. If you reach the top where do you go from there? I’d rather keep climbing that mountain and striving forward.

How do you stay motivated? How do you continue to improve?

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