Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.Wayne Dyer
You want to know what I find most interesting in network marketing? The number of people that join an opportunity only to quit at the very first obstacle they encounter. In most cases it is due to an unfounded belief that it is beyond their abilities to get past it. I am convinced that sometimes we are so overcome by the situation we lose sight of the fact that we are in control. We let the situation determine the consequences for us as if we were powerless or helpless. The doubt starts to set in and we reach for the flag and give up on our dreams.
You do this enough and it becomes a habit difficult to break. I truly believe this is what leads to what we call in network marketing the shiny object syndrome. We search for another opportunity maybe it will be easier maybe there won’t be any obstacles, maybe, maybe, maybe… I am sure you get the point, but the answer is not in the opportunity the answer is within us. We sometimes need to take the bull by the horns as they say and accept that our success, our happiness, our very survival is our responsibility and it all hinges on the choices we make. We can choose to quit or we can choose to persevere.
One of those is easy the other is tough but the path we take is ours to pick. If you are seeking success picking the tough trail is not an easy choice yet it may be the only way to your destination. This is where we need to reach deep within ourselves and find the will to go on. We need to find motivation somewhere to get to take that first step. I have found it usually gets easier after the first step and you are one step closer to your destination. Find the motivation to take that first step, if you don’t find it within you find it somewhere. I use http://brainyquoite.com when I need a little motivation, inspiration, or just some words of wisdom that transcend time nobody needs to be miserable. There will come a time when you encounter a fork in the river so keep in mind decisions in business or in life are a certainty but you are in control of the outcome.
If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.Jim Rohn
The same applies in the network marketing world if you fail to set your goals and strive to achieve them guess what will happen? You are absolutely correct, not much. Do not spend your time waiting for results to happen in most cases they won’t. Focus instead on doing activities to make them happen you will be amazed at the results. Remember your results are based on your actions, on your choices, and in your beliefs and no one can do any of these for you. The sooner you understand this and accept the responsibility for your results the sooner you will achieve your dreams.
The setbacks in network marketing are going to knock you down over and over again but you must get up dust yourself off and go on. Learn from them and then put them behind you quickly. Make getting back up a habit and it will come naturally and become easier over time. The path to success is seldom paved, the path to failure an inviting leisurely trail. Choose wisely my friend if there are no challenges you are probably on the wrong road.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.Ayn Rand
By far I find this concept the most misunderstood especially in network marketing. We tend to feel like we are competing with the people who are having massive success within the opportunity or company we joined. We tend to focus on their dreams, their goals, and forget about ours. What is wrong with this picture. Mainly that we have no clue about any of those things and we need to realize quickly that our goal is to achieve our definition of success, not theirs.
If you are in network marketing your goal should be focused on helping others not beating them. Zig Ziegler said “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want”. In network marketing this comes from doing things that help your team achieve success. You need to realize your success hinges on theirs not on beating out your peers. Focus on the wrong one and you will soon be discourages and eventually quit. I know that is not your wish.
Do you sometimes feel like you have reached the point where you just want to raise the little white flag?? It is certainly a possibility in most businesses and especially in network marketing. Sometimes it just feels like nothing you do is working and you are just spinning your wheels and the mud is winning. The real question here is how do we not give up, how do we keep going, and where will the push we need come from?? You have probably heard that faith can move mountains and that may be true but it does not happen without motivation. When you find yourself in this situation don’t reach for the proverbial flag instead seek motivation.
Please share your thoughts below in the comment section and let me know if this was the push you needed to help you take the first step.