“Successful people do what failures won’t.”
I’ve heard this countless times, haven’t you? From Tony Robbins to
the upline trying to motivate you to approach more people. But this
mantra never worked for me when it’s used to motivate
dead downline. Two reasons.
1. To this day, most folks are talked into the MLM business
by promises of quick money. When the new recruit discovers
1) that there is no quick money, 2) that success requires intensive
training and time, 3) that success depends on direct sales, sharing
and recruiting, some decide that’s not who they are and it’s not
what they want. They said yes to an MLM marriage
without really knowing what they said yes to.
Has anyone else made such a mistake? Jumping in too soon?
So now we will call them failures in life? Is this how we help others?
Knowing when to fold your hand is a key to survival and a chance
to play another hand.
2. The second problem with this mantra? Successful people know
how to say no.
We all know focus is what leads to success. And focus means saying
no to everything that is not your main “thing.” Focus means doing
fewer things, not more. Successful people focus. Like Steve Jobs.
No one would call him a failure. Yet it’s what he DID NOT DO that made
him such a world-wide success. He commented,
“Focus is about saying, No. And the result of that focus is
going to be some really great products where the total is
much greater than the sum of the parts.”
One of Jobs’ greatest talents was as an editor, selecting
what not to [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][create or] include in a product. It was that ability which
helped him save Apple from going off in 18 different
directions and do a few things better than any other company.
Many of the people Steve Jobs said no to were upset. Like Adobe.
Their Flash is not in iPhones or iPads. Lost opportunity and income for them
because Jobs said no. They have not said nice things about him
since then. It’s OK, that’s human.
But. Do you think the Adobe CEO would have tried to persuade
Jobs to change his mind (please buy our flash software), by telling him,
“Mr. Jobs, successful people do what failures won’t”?
Failures try to do too many things. They can’t say no. They have no focus.
That is why they fail. Be bold. Say No when it’s not right for you.