"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas A. Edison
What do these people have in common? Walt Disney, Winston Churchill, Thomas Edison, Abraham Lincoln, Joanne Rowling (Author of the Harry Potter books), just to name a few.
Well, I'll give you a hint. You might say they all attended the same school. Took some of the same courses, in a manner of speaking.
Oh sure, circumstances played a part. Had not World War II happened along, Winston Churchill would have remained a has-been rather than becoming one of the world's most famous statesmen. Had Abraham Lincoln caught a fatal disease in his youth, we would never have known his name, and how much of our world would be different?
I've never met a person yet who joined a program and was making appreciable amounts of money in just a few days. I've HEARD about such things, and I am sure that there are a few who have either had the skill or luck to create a huge network business practically overnight. However, it doesn't happen to most of us.
The sad part is that most of these people do not truly become "failures" until they give up. Yes, some will never be successful, but that is true about everything from brain surgery to law to flipping burgers. Some people are just not going to be good at certain things. Some people are going to be in the wrong place at the wrong time almost every time, but that does not mean that they are failures or should be branded as such by themselves or by anyone else.
It is necessary to see the obstacles that a new marketer faces as training experiences, not as insurmountable or immovable objects.
The sad part is that so many people recruiting for network marketing programs go out of their way to play up the potential gains of the business while failing to prepare the new player for the difficulties of the game. Many of us who have achieved varying degrees of success in network marketing or internet marketing can tell many of the same stories. We tried all kinds of programs, methods, and techniques. We bought, or bought into, all kinds of books, programs, software, and miscellaneous mumbo-jumbo. We did it because we were ignorant, and perhaps a little greedy, but eventually we learned, and eventually we succeeded.
I have spent so much time following the wrong paths, and so much money (my term is "accidental tuition") buying things that did little or nothing for me. And yet, I cannot truly regret all that because I never gave up the idea that some day I would succeed, and each "failure" was just another lesson learned. Eventually, all those lessons reached the point where one day my wife looked at me and said, "You know all those ads you used to read to me about making a six-figure-income?"
I replied, "Yes. What about it?"
She said, "You are."
I had graduated from the school of hard knocks, at least for the time being, but I did not graduate because I was brilliant. I graduated because I didn't give up.
Wow! Me and Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln.....! Okay, I'll shut up now, but I started with a quote and I'll end with one.
"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." - Walter Bagehot
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