Allow yourself to fail....don't let that beat you...and maintain your vision
Colossians 3:12 - Clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
When we fail at something it is definitely humbling. I have always liked this comment from Zig Ziglar, that failure is an event, not a person. We have heard the story that Thomas Edison supposedly failed several thousand times on the way to inventing the light bulb that we all take for granted today.
There is the statistic that 97% ( or so) of most network marketers fail. That isn't really a true statistic. A big percentage of those who join a network marketing company don't really understand what kind of business they have joined, and after a good handful of rejections they decide to quit.
Quitting is not failure, it's quitting. It means that things were not explained well enough in the beginning. It means that we know when we bring somebody into our team, that we educate them on both the realities and the possibilities of network marketing. And we need a system to plug them into.
Now, I have had some success at network marketing and have a little bit of success at this point in my current company. I also understand from previous experience what it will actually take to have the level of success I am looking for right now. I still need to provide more value to people. We earn by being valuable to others.
When I listen to the leaders that I follow, both in my current company and some that are just network marketing leaders in general, I get mad at myself for not having the success I am truly looking for. I know it can be done, since I have seen, met, and heard from other leaders that they learned to provide enough value to people to finally become successful.
I hope you got that point right there. We have to provide enough value to people to help them want to join with us. That is a skill that has to be developed.
When somebody we talk to shows no interest we feel like they are rejecting us and we have failed. It is a normal emotion. We have to realize that the sting of that rejection has been felt by every leader that has succeeded, and most of them will tell you that they still get rejected.
So, what we have to decide to do is not let that sting of rejection, that temporary failure if you want to call it that, make us stall in our tracks. We have to keep the vision of what we want in front of us, keep in mind that all leaders go through alot of this rejection, and found a way to get better at providing value.
Read personal development books, starting with the Bible, and then others like "How to win friends and influence people" by Dale Carnegie. I've read it and gave that first copy away to a friend of mine. I will get a second copy soon.
We become a person of value by reading, studying, and watching videos made by thought leaders. I believe in personal development. I don't read for entertainment anymore. Entertainment costs me money, and I choose to invest my money into my development now.
I want to look back and see that I grew into the type person I needed to be in order to be successful.
So, develop a vision for your life and don't let rejection or any perceived failure stop you from making your vision a reality.
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