I can’t believe that it’s the first of December already – where had the year gone? Time goes so quickly and each day which goes by can’t be relived, it’s gone forever. It’s important to live each day as if it’s your last. Make the most of each and every day, don’t just drift in life.
We can’t go back and change the past, but we can create a great future for ourselves and our loved ones. Every action we take has an impact on our future either moving us into a happy fulfilled life or moving us to a negative unhappy life – the choice is ours.
It’s not just about money and things
It takes work and effort to achieve the things we want in life including good relationships which we sometimes take for granted.
This morning I treated myself to a trip to the Cinema to watch the boxing film Creed 2 starring Silvester Stallone. What a moving and inspirational film about a boxer who against the odds comes back from defeat to beat the huge favourite. It also included the touching story of a rebuilt relationship.
It touched me deeply
It made me shed a tear as it reminded me of what I have come back from in the past to make it to my now very happy life. I have been on the ropes so many times, yet I never gave in and kept coming back. Because of this ‘Get Back Up’ attitude I am now seeing the fruits of my labour.
I came across this article recently about succeeding in life which resonated with me:
To succeed in life you need two things:
1. The right people.
Sometimes the first step towards getting out of discouragement is finding somebody who can lift you. When you spend time with someone who is continually negative and full of despair about their life, you can come out of that conversation feeling negative and full of despair at your life too. The company you keep will either lift you up or pull you down.
2. The right perspective.
Over half of all salespeople fail because they don’t go back a second or third time. About 52 per cent make one call and stop. Twenty-one per cent make two calls and stop. Fifteen per cent make three calls and stop.
The 12 per cent who go back again and again and again make 80 per cent of all sales. That’s the group you belong in. Don’t settle for failure; get up and try again!
Get kicked forward
Missionary and theologian E. Stanley Jones said, ‘When life kicks you, let it kick you forward.’ Refuse to accept defeat. Remember, you’ll be rewarded for what you finished, not for what you started.
Sometimes the last key on the ring is the one that opens the door, so keep persevering until you win!
What a week
This week has been a very productive week – the highlights being the Masterclass I ran for a great company in Luton, a really productive strategy meeting with two new associates regarding online opportunities and a great coaching session with a regular client.
I just love this work and whether it’s speaking on stage, running a Masterclass or coaching an executive I receive the same joy from each. I am so blessed to have discovered my passion before it’s too late. I now have the opportunity to impact people and change lives, and I mean to go on until at least the age of 80 – then I will review!
Thoughts for the week.
1. Are you in the 52%, 21%, 15% or the 12% group?
2. Do you give up after one contact or do you carry on?
3. The statistics are proven that if we just try a few times more success will come.
4. I remember a phrase saying it’s Quiet in the Extra Mile’ because not many people go the extra mile.
Well that’s it for this week have a wonderful weekend and stay positive.
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