“Every day you spend drifting away from your goals is a waste not only of that day, but also of the additional day it takes to regain lost ground.” — Ralph Marston
That statement says a lot. Every day we let go by without doing something that moves us forward toward our goals we are actually backsliding.
In your business, much like when you are in a boat, you are moving in a direction toward your destination. If you stop moving forward you will find yourself drifting, but if you are drifting, you are moving along with a current. The current is not moving towards your goals.
Consistently working at making progress and always moving forward is imperative if we want to reach our goals. There will be down times where we aren’t moving as effectively or as fast as we do in our peak times but we must still be focused on doing something each day that makes forward progress. If we don’t do that, we will never reach our goals. We will always be trying to catch up.
Successful marketers are in marketing mode every day, everywhere. We don’t build our business in spurts, working for a little while, then neglecting our business for days or weeks.
Decide what you are going to do – Set Goals
Work consistently toward those goals every day.
Those goals should become good habits.
You will get there if you are consistent.
I have been thinking about passion in relation to business. It is really important that you have passion for what you do. If you don’t, you will find it difficult to achieve success.
In the beginning, when you first get involved with a network marketing business, there is an excitement. You see the possibilities and you feel a new sense of energy. After a while that new excitement wears off. Usually this excitement has worn off before you really get a chance to build your business up to a point where you see any real income.
This is the point where most network marketers jump ship to another program and another shot of new exciting energy.
But what if . . .
What if you stick it out and keep building your business.
What if you keep focusing on what you intend to build.
What if you keep learning and developing your skills and you get better and more comfortable as a business person.
What if that initial excitement grew into a deep passion for the network marketing industry as a whole and helping other people learn how to build their own successful business.
That is what happens to network marketers who stick with it and work on their skills.
It’s no secret that the most successful people love what they do. Once you find real passion for what you are doing, that energy begins to radiate from you in everything you do. You become like a light in a dark room. The people who need what you have will be drawn to you and you will be there to help them.
Your business can be compared to a marriage. Yes, that initial excitement of the brand new relationship is gone but it is replaced with another kind of energy. An energy of love, caring and building something that will take you far into the future.
Disciplines of Doership
How To Be 10 Feet Tall and Bullet Proof
By Joe Schroeder
Disciplines of Doership is a book I recently read and I am now re-reading it. It is a book, like “Think and Grow Rich, that I think everyone should read. It really doesn’t matter what goals you are setting out to accomplish, this is a book that will really help you get there.
From page 10 of Disciplines of Doership:
“The fact is, the subconscious mind is more concerned with what you doubt and fear, than what you pretend to “say” that you want. Ever hear the expression, “He talks a good game!” Because that’s all it is. Just talk and not the actual opinion of himself or his truest opinion of himself. Self-image is simply the truest opinion of yourself and if you change your opinion of yourself and change what you agree you are allowed to have and change WHO you agree you are allowed be, the having and receiving will change.
Period! Sounds simple, but it’s not. Why? Because most people have sacrificed themselves by living under the opinions of other people. Other people tell you how much you are worth. Other people have taught you how to react when things go haywire; you get angry and upset probably. Of course you do because you were taught and domesticated to. People think based on how other people taught them to think. What if what you thought CHANGED?
Until you lose the need for affection and validation from those around you it will be hard for things to change. Simply because so far, if you care to confess, you have lived, worked and acted based on what you allowed other people to convince you of as “truth.” But it was THEIR truth, not yours! Fair question, was their truth for you right and are you living a blessed life or cursed?
How come one guy earns $10,000 per week and another earns that in four months? How come the first guy, who makes it per week, never even went to college? The difference is attitude and self-image. Rich or poor everyone is FORCED to prove in public what they secretly believe in private about themselves is most true.”
This book teaches you how to re-program your brain, your self image and self confidence. It is a MUST HAVE for everyone who is serious about their success.
Have you read this book?