Monday, September 28, 2015

Don't Give Up!

Monday, September 28, 2015 9:24 AM
Most of us have felt overwhelmed at times and wanted to throw in the towel but have hung in there for a while and wondered if it will ever get better. The answer is yes and no. I know that doesn’t seem too motivating but hang in there as it will. The best advice I can give you right now is “Don’t Give Up!”

To give you some perspective on your current situation, let’s look at the rest of the world. In many places around the world you don’t have an opportunity to go into business and if you do there are so many roadblocks that make it nearly impossible. Why do they do this? There are many reasons but some are that they are short-sighted, others are that they may be protecting certain businesses from competition, some it’s both and a zillion other ridiculous reasons.

Other places the people are fleeing for their lives because of those that are threatening them on a daily basis. Again, another terrible situation and if you are in any of these situations, do all you can to get out of that area and go to a friendly place that is looking for people to come and help them build their economy. Remember this statement:

Go Where You Are Celebrated Not Where You Are Tolerated!

Why did I say yes and no to the question you may be asking “will it ever get better?” Let’s deal with the no part first. If you spend your time complaining about your situation and worrying, you will possibly give up your opportunity to change it because the clock is ticking whether you are doing something about it or not so don’t waste time. Worrying and fretting will not fix your situation so spend your time thinking through what you need to do.

The answer is yes if you get to work now and make the hard choices that you need to make. Sometimes the hard part is that you don’t know what to do or where to start. That is the point of this post, to point you in the right direction to get you started on your path to success.

So how do you go about changing your current situation? First, don’t panic or get upset, you must remain objective so let’s start by keeping this in mind and walk through the following:

·         Be Objective
·         Be Honest
·         Be Clear
·         Be Decisive
·         Be Focused
·         Be Active

Be Objective:

It is extremely important that you remain objective about your situation. Many times things don’t work out as planned but a better situation comes out of the issues that you are facing. If you do nothing but fret over what is happening you may miss the opportunities that are right in front of you. Want proof?

The story goes that DuPont was working with a substance for years and couldn’t come up with any potential for their new substance. They eventually gave up as they had spent large amounts of money and research time and had to pull the plug.

One of the people working on it asked if he could have the product to tinker with when he was off duty. They gave it to him and now it is a huge business that is named Gore-Tex.

Be Honest:

I am not talking about not telling the truth to people I am talking about telling yourself the truth. If you have a product or service that isn’t working but there are other possibilities that you can use it for, you may want to go in that direction. You need to be stubborn at times to get things done but not so much so that you miss the obvious opportunities because you want to be right.

Be Clear:

You will need to turn down the noise in your head so you can focus on what you need to do. Sometimes you will need to get away from everyone and be alone. Other times you may need to go out and have fun just to give you some rest so that when you return you can think with a clear mind.

Also remember to be clear about what your objectives are as this may give you the answers that you need. Sometimes we lose sight of our goals and start going down the wrong trails that waste our time, money and energy so be clear.

Be Decisive:

What are you trying to accomplish? If you have set out to find a way to beat cancer, than anything that gets in the way must be pushed aside.

If you are starting a business that sells and services computer networks, don’t get caught up in selling car parts because you know someone that needs them.

Once you have built your networking business and have sufficient funds coming in and you are passionate about car parts then you can look at going into that business at that time but not right when you start out which leads us to:

Be Focused:

Whatever endeavor you undertake, be focused on what it is you are doing. We all know what you can do with a magnifying glass and light. Remove the magnifying glass and you have light that is nice to read by, warm to the touch and more. With the magnifying glass you can concentrate and focus that same light and start a fire – be focused.

Be Active:

 All of the above is to get you to look at your situation clearly so you can deal with your situation and come out of it stronger than before.

Once you have stepped back in order to be objective, were honest with yourself to see what is really going on you can get a clear picture of what you have to do.

Now you can be decisive about the direction you are heading, and focus all of your energy on the task at hand and be active about getting it done. You cannot sit around watching the world go by if you want to be a participant. Sitting around is for spectators but life is a full contact sport so get involved.

Now that you have the steps, get out there and shake up the world but remember that winners “Don’t Give Up!”

About the Author:
Known as The Dean of Success© Dean Marchese has built businesses from scratch, turned others around and helped others grow beyond their dreams. He has helped tiny startups become major players and major players stay at the top.

He has trained and worked with over 30,000 salespeople and owners around the world become massively successful and he can help you too.
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