by Jim Rohn
People often ask me how I became so successful in such a relatively short period of time while many other people in our company did not. The answer is simple: The things I found easy to do, those other people found just as easy not to do.
For example, I found it easy to set the goals that could change my life. They found it just as easy not to set goals. I found it easy to read the books that could affect my thinking. They found it just as easy not to read. I found it easy to attend the classes and the seminars and to get around other successful people. They said getting around other successful people wouldn't help...
So what happened? Well, a few short years later I'm a millionaire and those other people are still blaming the economy, the government, and their company's policies...while continuing to neglect the basic business-building activities that are easy to do.
In fact, the primary reason most people are not doing as well as they could, and should, can be summed up in a single word: neglect.
It's not the lack of money—banks still have money. It's not the lack of opportunity—much of the free world continues to offer the most unprecedented and abundant opportunities we've seen in the last six thousand years of recorded history. And it's not the lack of how-to information either—because the basic MLM systems we need to achieve success have already been created.
Indeed, everything we need to succeed is well within our reach. The major reason, again, that only a few people ever take advantage of what is already available is simply, neglect.
Neglect is like an infection. Left unchecked it will spread throughout everything we do and eventually lead to a complete breakdown of a potentially joy-filled and prosperous human life...
Not doing the things we know we should be doing causes us to feel guilty, and that guilt then leads to an erosion of self-confidence. As our self-confidence diminishes, so does our level of activity. And as our activity diminishes, our results inevitably decline. As our results suffer, our attitude begins to weaken. And as our attitude begins the slow shift from positive to negative, our self-confidence diminishes even more.
Therefore, if you want to reverse the downward-spiral of neglect and become successful, my suggestion is this: The next time there is a choice between something that is easy to do, and something that is just as easy not to do, choose the easy to do business-building activities that, over time, will allow you to create the Network Marketing business and the life you really want!
To Your Success,