What Does Persistence Really Mean?
I watched a movie today, an older movie and one that I have watched before. The name of the movie was "Men of Honor." It is about the struggles of the first black navy diver. It starred Cuba Gooding Jr who had to triumph over the racism that was part of the military. No matter what he had to go through, he persisted. He had to overcome freezing temperatures, a racist commander, the loss of a leg, intense pain. He became the first amputee to return to full active duty in the navy. I watched this movie with different eyes today.
When I think of persistence, I think of babies trying to walk. They fail hundreds of times yet they never give up. Eventually they learn to take a few wobbly steps and fall down again. They get back up and one day they are running around the yard.
The same thing applies to my business. I failed a ton of times but I never gave up. At times I wanted to, telling myself "this is too hard, I'm not cut out for this kind of thing, I have great products, a great comp plan, great system, the best training yet nobody wants to join my company." Persistence means to triumph over every obstacle. Persistence means to never give up. There will be setbacks in my business but Cuba Gooding had setbacks, the baby trying to walk had setbacks. There is only one way to fail in Network Marketing and that is to quit.
Persistence means taking little baby steps, never giving up, finding ways to overcome obstacles. Where would we be if the Wright Brothers had given up? If Ben Franklin decided to not fly a kite? Think about Colonel Sanders, he received over 1000 no's before someone was willing to take a chance on him. Look where Kentucky Fried Chicken is today. So if you ever think about quitting, go find the nearest baby and watch them.