Do you have to lose to win?
There is no doubt that many successful people failed more than once on their road to success, enough to make it possible to believe that you have to fail in order to succeed or achieve your goals.
That happens to be false.
First of all, one flat tire, to make a travel analogy here, on a journey that ends with your arrival at the intended destination, does not add anything to the experience except time which was unwanted. And what if your tires had been checked before you embarked on the roadway?
Secondly, hiking toward the top of a mountain will not always be traversed at the same pace, or with the same ease, at every footfall. One simply takes each step one at a time, handling what comes. Enough steps taken, and the goal is reached.
Failure or loss becomes reality only when one quits. And one quits only when attention is allowed to wander away from and abandon the sight of the mountaintop, the goal intended.
We get what we put our attention on is what Muhammed Ali is saying here, at once making the goal and the hope of attaining it more important than any distraction. By calling it a “pebble” in his description, he also makes less of the distraction.
But behind this message is more and Muhammed Ali would agree with me: training. There is no excuse for lack of training.
Training Removes the Need For Losing
Again, we ask, “Does one have to lose to win?”
And the answer is a resounding NO!
Because correct training correctly applied and training based on correct data of a subject like, for instance, MLM, removes the need to lose. Understanding a subject well enough to practice its application to a point of complete certainty, trumps the false idea that one needs to lose in order to win, which just doesn’t happen to be true.
During the training, yes, of course, there will be mistakes made; there will be setbacks, but that is part of the training experience. It is not failure, itself. Such things are expected in training.
The graduate who knows his stuff and how to apply what he knows, has only to walk the walk… and keep walking all the way to the accomplishment of his or her goals. He cannot be denied because of his training, unless he denies himself the next step along his pathway to the top.
What Makes for Correct MLM Training?
MLM has been around for almost 100 years. There are hundreds of success stories one can read about and emulate or, at least, read up on and and use to visualize one’s own pathway that includes what actions to work.
There are books and seminars that can be attended. Listen to speakers who have made their bones in the MLM industry and became walking, talking success stories. Listen to what they have to tell you actually happened, and what they did to overcome or to expand their businesses. Compare what they say to what you already know. Understand their story, and know what you know for you.
Their success is NOT your success. But you CAN make your own success by learning a lot from theirs, if you seek out and ask questions of winners you admire.
There are books, articles, blogs and tools developed by winning leaders, which point the way to the common-denominator, successful actions that predictably work every time. These data can be cross-checked against others to make the differences and similarities pop out. Do this homework. Know before you go and makes less mistakes.
Mentors with real track records of success may be your upline sponsors, who will earn when you earn. Ask the mentor to mentor you; they have been there, done that.
If you want to earn a million dollars with MLM, ask MLM millionaires what they did right. Stay in touch with them. All of this is training.
Here is an example: the “Warm List” — a list of names of friends and relatives who can be approached to help you explain your new opportunity or product line. Untrained newbies full of excitement run to talk about what they’ve found, thinking everyone else will see what they see. In their excitement, they forgot to find out some basic facts about their products and company; they forgot to ask what are the best things to say to a warm list, which others before them have said and won with; they forgot to train up and practice with other insiders before they hit the warm-list prospects.
The result is a lot of losses, a lot of dashed hopes and decisions to quit… all of which are unnecessary, because of one omission: lack of basic training.
What you don’t know can and often will stand up and bite you. And the loss will hurt. And you might want to quit, but don’t do that.
Instead, take a step back and find out what you missed — getting trained on some action — and then get trained correctly. Practice what works. And then move forward. You see, what you DO know lets YOU stand up and take a bite out of what stands in your way on your path to your goals.
The choice is clear: ignorance and losses, or knowledge and wins.
The journey to the mountaintop consists of the steps of good training and practice and not any failure really as long as you keep going and keep taking the pebbles out of your shoes. Just ask Muhammed Ali — “The Greatest!”