There’s much to be said about being sticky!
We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.– Helen Keller
Yes, a LOT of successful people say that ‘sticking to it’ is something that has made them successful! Edison also said, “Nearly every man who develops an idea, works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged.” There are literally hundreds of references to this concept! Sticky is hard to come by these days, however, with the current “I want it NOW or I’m leaving” mentality. But guess, what? It is NECESSARY if you are going to succeed in this business!
To Be Sticky Takes Time
No flower shop owner who only stayed open for one week can become successful at selling flowers. No newly opened car dealership would give up and quit when they hadn’t sold enough cars in 2 months to cover their costs. And no sane person who forked over a $60,000-100,000 franchise fee (before all the other expenses it takes to hire employees, buy advertising and supplies, etc.) would expect to make a profit before the 5-year point unless they also had decided to stick it out.
Likewise, no one in a Network Marketing business can become successful if they only wanted to stick to it for only 3 weeks, 2 months, 6 months or ANY ‘defined’ period of time! Frankly put, you will only become successful with your Network Marketing business if you stay UNTIL you are successful! As Darin Kidd is fond of saying, “I will – Until!”
And with most !legitimate! Network Marketing companies (in contrast to many higher priced home business opportunities), you won’t break the bank, either! (Even if you ‘just use the product or service’ yourself for an extended period of time before you get started – like I did!)
Besides Edison’s three essentials in the graphic above, the three principles involved with success are: – Consistency (learning the skills and applying them in your Daily Method of Operation) – Persistence (staying consistent through the inevitable ups and, yes, downs) – Patience (accepting that success is never instant, seldom quick, and usually takes awhile).
With the right attitude, Edison’s three essentials, pertinent skills, and the three principles above, you will have developed the ‘stickiness’ it takes to be a success at whatever you pursue!
Here’s to Stick-to-itivity!