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As we enter a new year and commit to our professional and personal resolutions there is one word that comes to mind: Dedication. Dedication is focusing your energy and all of your efforts on a task or to a particular course of action until they are complete. No exceptions and no matter what challenges or obstacles we must overcome.
When you think of professional athletes, mega stars or business icons; you naturally think of success and achievement. What most people don’t realize is the journey that all of those folks had to take to get to where they are today included obstacles, challenges and hard times. All of them started exactly where you are now and did not get to where they are simply because of skill, talent or luck but with a combination of those things led by fierce determination and a commitment to making things happen.
So as you are trying to close that deal or get that one prospect on the phone that has been difficult, don’t give up. If you have been looking to find a vendor to help streamline your business or are trying to negotiate a better rate and it is getting challenging… keep at it. If you are trying launch your business, network, deal with issues, create products, build your marketing funnel, handle client request, deal with issues and the list goes on and on and on…. Know this – with dedication, you will reach your desired result if you are truly committed to reaching them without exception.
Nothing motivates your more that the deep rooted reason driving you to make change in your life. Keep focused on what you want to achieve and tap into that emotion every day.
Your mind is a powerful tool and when used properly, can propel you to new heights. Picture yourself at the finish line of your goal and burn that image into your brain so you can recall it every time you feel challenged an overwhelmed.
Remember the old saying “birds of a feather, flock together”. This is true because like attracts like. Surround yourself with other people who are committed to achieving their own goals and their desire and way of thinking will rub off on you.
When challenges arise (and they will), stay focused and work through them by simply breaking down your tasks into smaller pieces. Look for alternative ways around your problems until you find the direct path to your goal.
You own 100% of your actions and 100% of your results. I encourage you to aim high, use powerful resolve and stand firm on your beliefs and your commitments and you will achieve everything you set out to achieve.
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