Success Truth #8: It’s all about progressing steadily, not about being perfect
Here’s the good news. You don’t need to be perfect to become happy, rich, abundant, and successful in MLM or life. Really… you don’t need to be a genius, and you don’t have to possess some kind of superhuman ability. You do have to diligently follow a plan of daily action and steady improvement to build your MLM business and your life. Diligence is required. Constant focus and growth is necessary. But you don’t even have to do that perfectly.
You must not abuse yourself by placing relentless expectations on your life that you cannot possibly measure up to. This is a form of self-hate and intolerance directed inwardly. Steady improvement will be sufficient. Take heart. MLM Success and life success is all about the small accomplishments and progress you make daily. Have you ever watched a seedling grow? Each small success builds upon the others to produce an effect called momentum. Momentum continues to carry you forward with increasing energy unless acted upon by some outside force. The cumulative effect of your small accomplishments becomes greater and greater over time. It’s rather exponential in nature. It’s like the practice or study of any new discipline though. If you practice regularly say 15 minutes a day you progress faster and further with greater skill and competence than if you spend 2 hours on it one day each weekend. Even though 2 hours spent in practice one day is a greater amount of total time than 15 minutes daily, 15 minutes daily still produces greater results.
Do not focus your attention on the mistakes or failures you experience in your business as you grow. They are only growing pains. Children always make mistakes as they grow. Do not expect professional or expert results from a novice. You wouldn’t treat children that way. Share the same love, tolerance, and respect when it comes to yourself and you will do well. These mistakes are necessary features of the journey. Focus instead on the victories each day no matter how small they may seem. Smiley faces next to each check mark on your daily list or a small metaphorical pat on the back at the end of your day are slight differences that can produce large results. Focusing on victories daily attracts more victories. Focusing on your defeats daily attracts more defeat. It is the accumulation of your victories over time that builds your success. Give yourself credit for the work accomplished in your MLM business every day. Celebrate even the small victories each day it’s so important. This sends a strong message to yourself and the universe that you are ready for more. Steward your victories well or spiritual law may withhold them in the future.
Learn from your mistakes, but don’t allow yourself to become discouraged because of their sometimes necessary presence in your life. The most successful people have also always made the most mistakes. It’s just part of the learning curve. Their willingness to take risks daily and make a mess of things is a big part of their success. It’s also a big part of why they have failed more than most people. It is also important to remember that they have succeeded far more than the average person in the long run. It seems you can’t have one without the other.
Perfection is not required for success in network marketing or life and it is quite unreasonable to assume that it should be. Mistakes are good and even necessary parts of the process. They humble us and teach us lessons we could not have received in other ways. They help us though sometimes painful to learn and grow. It’s okay to get frustrated from time to time in your MLM business and your life. It’s only natural. It’s okay not to know everything. It’s even okay to look stupid and foolish in the presence of your peers. Life is still teaching you. You must learn to take heart, and accept this reality if you hope to succeed in your MLM opportunity and your life.
It’s not okay to become complacent, stop taking action, bludgeon yourself with the dull instrument of insult, or give up! Success is built upon the foundation you lay with the little accomplishments and steps you take in your MLM business and your life each day. Don’t stop taking them ever! Do not rest upon your laurels for long. The tortoise wins the race in the end as long as he keeps on moving. Building momentum slowly, with each accomplishment, and with every step even imperfectly, will carry you forward to greater, and greater, achievement.
So go ahead and feel free to be imperfect. Success is often built upon the lessons learned through imperfection, failure and pain. Make mistakes. Try it…Try and fail, and then do it again. It’s not necessary that you get things right the first time to succeed. You’ll be rewarded for your consistent efforts and your stick-to-it-ivness. As long as you learn something, and improve with each failure, a mistake is still the right road. Failure viewed as setbacks, is not a bad thing in the quest for success when you see them this way. Put it in the correct perspective. They are teaching landmarks when viewed appropriately. They are monuments of experience along the way. They are benchmarks on the road to success. Remember, perfection of self does not exist in MLM or in life, no matter how noble a goal it may be.
The only person, who has a guaranteed perfect failure rate of 100%, is the person who never tries at all. Even then they might get lucky a time or two and succeed anyway. Get perfection out of your head and get your feet moving in the right direction. MLM success is a game of progress, growth, success and failure, perseverance, learning, unlearning, and relearning again. Remember this formula: Good judgment is the result of experience, and experience is often the result of bad judgment! Practice does not always make perfect. However, experience may help us to achieve perfect practice. Perfect practice in turn helps you to succeed at a far greater and efficient rate. So mistakes are good and even necessary as long as you learn the lessons they are trying to teach you. They help us to perfect our practice. Remember, once again, it’s all about progress in life not perfection.
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