Lesson 3 From Average Joe: Ready, Aim, Fire… Repeat.
I was asked to be the closing speaker at a business rally last week, at which I met one of the highest performing salesmen in the nation. He looked very much like an average-Joe; nothing outstanding about him. But, the moment this fellow got up to speak, I could see that he had honed a skill that arouses the listener’s emotions. He knew exactly what was going on in the minds of his audience, and he knew how to push buttons. It was magical how he could get the whole room to cheer enthusiastically.
This so called ‘average-Joe’ was not average at all; he’d refined the knack of seeing beyond the shallow facades that most folks put forward. His insight was his power. He was not only considered a dynamic salesman who was breaking company records consistently, he was also considered to be a very gentle and kindly person. I invited him to lunch the next day, and here is one of the lessons he taught me as I ate my tuna fish sandwich:
There are two things a person needs to succeed consistently:
(1) A goal to aim for
With the proper aim and a feeling of constancy, it is easy to get down to brass tacks and do what you need to do in order to succeed. When one or the other is missing, all of the positive thinking in the world will fall short of what you’re hoping to achieve.
What are you aiming for?
Are you waking every day and consistently working in some way to achieve that goal?
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