Never Give Up

Never Give Up
One of the largest multilevel marketing organisations in the world hands out a tape to all new employees or agents. This tape is entitled “Never Quit”. The heart of the message on the tape is – if you don’t quit you’ll make it. If you think about it, the statement is true.
" The hardest thing in the world is to change  yourself..."

The fact is that if you don’t quit you will eventually make it. It may take one week. It may take one month. It may even take one or more years, but if you don’t give up there’s only one thing that’s going to happen – you are going to achieve what you set out to do.

Don't Worry about Failure

Worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try.

Start right now, today, to live a pro-active life — a life that you control. As soon as you set your goals and begin to take action, you are on the road and the journey has begun.

Success is the Journey.
The easiest thing in the world and the hardest thing in the world is to change yourself. Only you can change you and you can only change you. You must have the courage to be honest with yourself.

What is it going to take for you to become the best you? The French saint Francis De Sales instructed us, "Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly."

No two people are going to have exactly the same list of goals and plans. One person may be physically fit but lazy at work. Someone may be a great earner but a poor investor. Another person may be the nicest person to everyone all day except when he gets home to his own family.

Don’t be Afraid to Fail
Too many people are afraid of failure. We have all failed many times ever since birth. The first time you tried to stand up and fell down as a baby you failed. The first time you jumped into the water trying to swim and ended up nearly drowning – you failed. The first time you tried to hit a ball being thrown to you and missed – you failed. The first time you tried to drive a car down the road and nearly hit the lamp post – you failed.

Failure is part and parcel of life. There is nothing wrong with failure. Failure is necessary in order to learn. Your little girl finally learned to walk after 2,875 times of falling over. Your little boy finally learned to swim and actually became a school champion after nearly drowning four times.

Mistakes mainly comes through lack of experience. Experience mainly comes through making mistakes.

They say that Babe Ruth was the greatest hitter of home runs ever. We therefore see Babe Ruth as someone who did not fail. What is not publicised, and Babe Ruth would be the first to let the world know, is that he struck out many more times than he hit home runs.

R. H. Macey, the multimillionaire retailer who created the huge Macys retail store in New York, failed seven times before his store caught on. It became the largest in the world. 

" Mistakes come from no experience. Experience comes from many mistakes ..."

The English novelist John Creasey got 752 rejection slips before he published 564 books. Babe Ruth actually struck out 1,330 times, but he also hit 714 home runs.

It’s important not to worry too much about failure. Use failure as a stepping-stone to success.

What you should worry about in your business is the chances you miss if you don’t even try.

Please, please, never be afraid to fail. Failure is often the prerequisite to success.

A Quiet Scolding
The late John Wanamaker was the king of retail. One day while walking through his store in Philadelphia he noticed a customer waiting for assistance. No one was paying the customer any attention. As he looked around he saw his sales people huddled together, as they usually do, laughing and talking among themselves enjoying the morning.

Without a word, John Wanamaker quietly slipped behind the counter and waited on the lady customer himself. He then quietly handed the purchase to the sales people to be wrapped as he went on his way.

Later that day, Wanamaker was quoted as saying-

-  “I learnt 30 years ago that it is foolish to scold. I have enough trouble overcoming my own limitations without fretting over the fact that God has not seen fit to distribute evenly the gift of intelligence.”