You wouldn’t laugh at an apple seed that you just planted in the ground, calling it a loser because it’s not delivering bushels of ripe apples each season. You just planted it. It’s still a seed.In time, with enough water and sunlight, fertilizer and proper attention, it will begin to grow into a skinny wisp of a tree trunk. So thin that it seems the wind will blow it over at any time.You must protect it until it can gain strength from deeper roots and a stronger base.
Most of the time you’re not going to be sure. That’s the challenge of making hard decisions and trying to pursue your goal without having already been down the path that you need to go.There are clues that lead you to believe you should be doing what you’re doing.
You can’t change your life or improve your financial position without physical and emotional discomfort.It’s going to cost you something to achieve breakthrough.The free or easy option you’re looking for is just a slow-release poison that will rob you of everything magical and wonderful you’ve been wanting for yourself.The things in life that don’t cost you anything don’t mean anything to you.
Business studies tell us that a disgruntled sales executive will stay at their job for 11 months before they actually decide to quit. Most of the time, the news of them leaving is a surprise to their employer. 11 months. Unhappy and unmotivated.
One of the biggest lies you can tell yourself is that you aren’t as successful as you want to be because you don’t have the right education. That you need the right degree from the right college to get the right results. Getting the results that you want for yourself is about hustle and heart and effort. You have to learn and evolve and grow.
Give a kind word when an angry outburst would feel more satisfying.
Take time each day to call (3) executives and just see how their day is going.
Spend time at the beginning of each week writing out your “must get done” tasks for the week.
Apologize when you make a mistake. Say it. You’ll feel it once you let your ego get out of the way.
Devote specific time each day to exercise, meditation, or therapy. Or all three….
Even though the experts would like you to believe that “just making more money” solves all your problems, nothing could be futher from the truth. More money isn’t the right strategy for your business.It isn’t.
Instead of focusing on a five-year plan for a five-month plan, focus on what you’re going to do in the next five minutes. Because what you do right now ultimately decides where you end up in five months or in five years.