But it could make you better
What is the one thing that all business people have in common? Sooner or later they all have failed at something. Failing seems to be a part of life and as it turns out, it’s a large part of it. How often have you set out to accomplish something and everything went just like you planned it? If you’re very lucky, you may have done this once or twice in your life. All the other times, you’ve failed to achieve the goals that you were looking for.
There’s a huge difference between failing and failure!
You are only a failure if you quit!
Failing just means that you’ve been given the opportunity to learn something. You have to decide if you are going to learn the lesson or not. In the end, failing teaches us what won’t work or didn’t work that time.
Thomas Edison said about his light bulb, “I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
Even after failing to make the light bulb 10,000 times, he never gave up. He never quit. He just kept learning and making changes to his design until he finally stumbled across the answer.
Can you imagine how difficult it must’ve been to keep trying to make a light bulb even after failing every day for that long? Do you think that you could have persevered for that long? Would you have given up after 100 tries? Or would it have taken you 1,000 tries to finally give up? Or would 10 times been enough, for you?
All of this can be applied to a network marketing business. You’re never a failure until you decide to quit.
What if I told you that you would be a success if you would talk to 100 people? Would you be willing to go out and talk to that many people about your business? I’m sure that most of you are saying, “Sure, I could talk to 100 people, if I knew I’d be a success.”
What if I told you that 100 people wasn’t enough and that you’d need to talk to 1,000 people in order to be a success? While most people would be willing to talk 100 people, I wonder how many of you would be willing to talk 1,000 people? You’d have the same success, you’d just need to talk to more people. Would you give up and say that 1,000 people was too many people to talk to? Or would you be one of the ones that said that success is success and it doesn’t matter how many people you’d need to talk to?
The problem with network marketing is that when you first get started, you have no idea of what to do or what to say to people. You do your best, but time after time you get rejected or told no.
After a new distributor hears no a few times they just give up and quit. There are a few that will push through this initial resistance and continue. For them, nothing will stand in their way. They don’t care how many people they need to talk to, they want success.
Every time they talk to someone they are learning. If something that they say to them works and gets them a step closer to seeing the business plan and making a decision, they will incorporate that into what they say the next time. If they say something and it doesn’t work, they may change it or eliminate it.
Even when they have what they want to say to someone, they know that it won’t work every time or with every person. Once they know how to move a prospect through the process, they know that it is just a matter of finding enough people to put into the process. Then it becomes all about the numbers.
They know that for every 100 people that are put into the system that a certain percentage will make a positive decision. Then it doesn’t matter how many people you have to talk to because you know that you’ll be successful!
Failing won’t kill you, it will teach you a lesson on what didn’t work. All you have to do is to learn from it!
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