Most people do not plan to fail, they just fail to plan. Written goals will give you a blueprint or a road map of where you are to where you want to go.
Several years ago a class at the Harvard Business school was surveyed at the time of graduation. The survey indicated that only ten percent of the class had written goals. Ten years later another survey was conducted from the same class and the results were amazing.
The ten percent that had written goals outearned the other 90 percent. You can get to any destination as long as you have a roadmap of how to get there. You would not go on a trip in your car to someplace new without a roadmap or a GPS for today’s version of road maps.
Proper training of the products and services that you will be offering will also be critical to your success as well. It may be that you will need to work on yourself and change some of your self-talk. Most people do not even realize they have self-talk, much less do anything about it.
The subject was two words that will ensure your success. Once you set your goals, develop yourself, become educated on your products and services and become a product of the product all is left is Don’t quit.
Most people will quit just at the time when they are going to have success. You must remember that in business, you will have more failures than successes. Or to put in terms of winning and losing, you will have a losing record.
I have listened to a lot of business people who have been very successful at what they do. Most everyone has mentioned that they have not really done anything different or special, they have just failed more times than anyone else.
Most professional athletes have failed more times than they have succeeded. A baseball player will strike out more times than they will hit a home run. A golfer will lose more golf tournaments than they win.
Do they quit? No they do not. Why do people start a business and quit. They are not prepared for the rejection and in some cases they quit because of the fear of rejection. I would recommend that you put all fears aside and simply put yourself into your business and do not look back.
If all of the famous inventors had quit after a few tries, our life today would not be as enjoyable. Thomas Edison failed almost 1,000 times. Henry Ford was made fun of for inventing the automobile. These guys turned out fine didn’t they?
If anyone is making fun of you or ridiculing you, do you really need the advice of those people? Would you want to get financial advice from someone who is homeless. Would you seek medical help from a lawyer? No you would not, so surround yourself with like minded people.
There is a lot of information available to you. I would find someone that you can relate to. Possibly you have some similar circumstances as some of the great teachers of today have had. Most came from very humble beginnings and some were even at the point of being broke. So nothing is impossible to overcome as long as you don’t quit.
You can achieve anything you desire, so keep pushing yourself each and every day and Don’t Quit.