Satisfaction Breeds Defeat!

posted: Friday, September 24, 2010

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It never ceases to amaze me the number of people that have reached a point of satisfaction. Their job is "ok", their personal life is "ok", and financially they can meet their bills every month, but are not able to save any for the future. Basically they are doing "ok". They have lots of things they would like to do. For instance, travel, drive a fancy car, own a larger home, wear name brand clothing, own fine jewelry, buy new furniture, or send their children to college. However, things are going "OK".

All of these people lead me to believe that "OK" is simply someone who has let themself settle for less than what they really had hoped to achieve. It could be that they have allowed their goals, dreams and aspirations to be compromised. Maybe they have lost the energy to fight, claw and scratch for the things they really wanted out of life. It could be that they have given up on their pursuit of the grand old American Dream.

Could it be that some of these people are waiting for their ship to come in? Maybe they are expecting a large inheritance. They might be playing lotto with hopes of being the big winner. Fortunes are made every day in Las Vegas; maybe they will get lucky there. Possibly they will be one in a million that has things handed to them. Then again, maybe they are just afraid of taking a risk and/or failure.

Don’t get me wrong. I am not condemning or criticizing people who have reached their comfort level. That is fine for some. However, I believe that many people go into sales because they want more, and they want to make a difference. They want to excel, be successful, achieve their goals and experience the finer things life has to offer.

Satisfaction breeds defeat. Risk takes courage. Failure builds character. Commitment, drive, perseverance, attitude, enthusiasm, self-confidence, and an undying persistence to excel create success. Try it. You will see your dreams come true.

FINAO - Brad Huisken

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