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Chapter 9 - Persistence
As described in the Dictionary Persistence is the quality that allows
someone to continue doing something or trying to do something
even though it is difficult or opposed by other people.
I do understand some people really do love their jobs but it
seems like most people work a job that they really do not like.
They complain about the hours, the fellow employees, the boss,
not enough vacation time, etc, etc. etc. Their highlight is the
weekend and payday every two weeks. But, they are persistent.
They keep working at that job for years and years and most
don't even look for anything else.
YET, when you decide to build a Network Marketing business and you put
in the time, do your business by being ALL IN and are persistent, people will
criticize you for it. WHY IS THAT?
Both are persistent! What is the difference?
The people who do the job, are so used to going to work and also the fact
that most people have jobs, they think that is the normal thing to do.
Besides who wants to do something out of the ordinary. What would my
friends think? And, of course, there is the fear factor. What if it does not
work? I just don't want to take the chance and have to tell my friends that
it did not work.
So they stay in a job they hate, working with people they do not like and
accept, as fact, that this is how their whole life will be, they accept the
"settle for" life.
Albert Camus says "Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous
energy merely to be normal."
The persistence of the Network Marketing Entrepreneur is not the everyday "normal".
We want more out of life and our efforts. We put in time and don't expect to get paid
instantly or in two weeks. We know and understand "delayed gratification". We put in
hours without considering that as time wasted but look to the possibilities in everything
we do. We are our own boss and therefore we control our own time. We attend
conference calls at all times of the day and help others with no expected return. We
live in the world of "possibilities".
A quote from Bill Bradley "Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the
vehicle you arrive in."
Persistence is needed to do anything. So the question we need to ask ourselves
is what we are being persistent in?