April 30, 2013

One Hindrance To Life-Long Success

Are you totally committed to the things that are important in your life? There’s a really quick test to find out if you are. (I’ll get to that in a […]

Are you totally committed to the things that are important in your life? There’s a really quick test to find out if you are. (I’ll get to that in a minute.)

You see, in order to succeed in anything – your business or career, paying off your debt, growing your finances, marriage, family, traveling, helping orphans – commitment is a requirement. Success demands commitment. If you are not committed, you will never succeed.

When people are not committed, it shows. People are often not committed to a business they are in. Sure, they might be committed for a little while, but as soon as they run into some trouble, they quit. Others have a dream to feed orphans or to supply clean water to the poor in other countries, yet months go by and they’ve done nothing to either give their time and money, or even to spread the message about the need.

A lot of people say they want to do something, but more often than not, they just don’t do what they say they’re going to do.

Here’s a quick test to determine whether or not you are committed: Do you complain? Complaining shows you are not committed. It shows you are not ‘all in’.

The truth is, if you are not ‘all in’ for succeeding in your business, other people around you know it – especially your prospects, customers, and co-workers. So think about it. Why in the world would they follow you if they know you’re not committed? They won’t, because they know you will eventually quit.

If you are not committed in your marriage, you probably complain a lot about your spouse. If you complain about your spouse, it shows you have already taken one step in the wrong direction towards quitting on the marriage.

It’s the same with your kids. If you are fully committed to being the best parent you could possibly be, complaining is not an option. Success is the only option. Finding solutions to handle those very challenging times, from your toddlers all the way to your teens, and with everything from homework to keeping their rooms clean.

If you are not committed in your job, you complain about your boss, your co-workers, and the work you have to do. That is a sign of no commitment! And a lack of commitment will never lead to success.

Where there is no commitment, there is no ownership. Where there is no ownership, there is no success. Period, end of story.

So if you’re committed in your business, you’re not complaining that your customer isn’t buying, or about your employees or distributors. You’re finding solutions. You’re tracking your results and improving yourself and the business model. You’re looking to learn the skills you must learn in order to succeed. That’s what a committed person does.

But someone who is not committed simply complains until they sell themselves on quitting. Do you understand that complaining is a form of sales? It is selling yourself and others and making a case against the thing you said you wanted to succeed in.

You’ve got to stop complaining and start finding solutions. There are solutions all around you, right in front of you. Even here at DaniJohnson.com, there are solutions for everything I just mentioned.

And here’s the thing about solutions: They may cost you money and time. And why? Because if it doesn’t cost you something, it has no value to you. And if it has no value to you, you will not impliment those important solutions. But when you have to put skin in the game and make an investment of time or money into learning the skills you need to implement the solutions that will bring you success, you are ‘all in’.

I bet you can think of times in your life when quitting was absolutely not an option. I’m sure you can think of times when you never even allowed your mind to entertain the thought of quitting. You refused to see the down-side of what you were doing because you were so focused on finding solutions.

The bottom line is, you will either think about solutions, or think about complaining. Only one will lead to success in your business, career, family, finances, and life. So keep your focus on solutions, and shut the door to the complaints that want to come out of your mouth.

Can you imagine if your entire office, all your employees or co-workers, your whole family, and every single one of your clients could grasp this concept? Do you see how that would completely change the dynamics of your work environment, your relationships, and your bank account?

Guess what – it’s really simple to get everyone on the same page. In fact, all you have to do is share this message you just finished reading. Just shoot them an email with this link, or share it on Facebook and Twitter. It may even be wise to print this out and physically hand it to your co-workers, business partners, and clients today. If you are truly committed to helping your organization succeed, you must focus on finding solutions – and I just handed you a solution today.

 

In great faith,

 

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