“Can Do” vs “Want To”

‘Can Do’ vs ‘Want To’

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In my experience, the biggest limiting factor in home business growth is not ability, but rather motivation.

That willingness to tough it out, to put one’s nose to the grind and work hard every day, that’s the big difference maker.

And perhaps not so surprisingly, it turns out it’s the same in pro sports – at least pro basketball.

Just the other day I was reading an e-mail from a guy who is playing in the NBA and currently has a private business providing basketball training.

He was talking about how talent at a young age was not necessarily a great indicator of whether a player would make it to the professional level or not.

He said that many phenomenal athletes just didn’t have the mental fortitude to make it in the NBA, and fell off the scene before hitting the professional level.

Find one thing you see other successful people doing to produce results.

Dig down deep and learn as much as you can about that one thing.

Then begin to implement it, and practice it over and over until you get good at it.

I also found it quite intriguing that he reported rather high rates of average ability players who were willing to put in the time and effort to work on their game every day, year after year – an exceptionally high rate of these eventually making it to the NBA.

It’s much the same in the home business industry, whether you are in a direct sales, information marketing, or an MLM or network marketing type of business.

The standout successes always turn out to be the guys and gals who put in the time every single day and work consistently over time.

Some of them blast out of the gate and are able to explode their business in very little time.

Others may be somewhat less talented, or just work at a different pace, and it takes them a little longer to reach that same level of success.

But they don’t lose faith, they simply keep at it, day after day, planning their work, and working the plan.

I don’t know which category you may fall into, but if you haven’t seen some success to this point, it’s likely that you fall into the category of those who are distracted and not putting in real work on a daily basis.

Maybe you have “shiny object syndrome” that keeps you bouncing from one thing to the next latest and greatest new thing.

But no matter how great the tools are, or how spectacular a compensation plan in a company may be, or how terrific the products are, in my experience these things have never been enough by themselves to create a successful business.

Great tools and resources and a solid company are all helpful elements to have.

But the only thing that will build your business is work.

Yep.

You have to stick to one thing long enough to begin to see your cumulative efforts begin to pay off.

And if you keep jumping from one thing to another, then you will never have enough time to learn how to get really good at one thing.

This is a little bit like trying to ride a bike for the first time one day, getting on a skateboard for the first time the next day, and then trying to learn to ice skate the following day.

You are going to suck at all of them.

And you are likely to fall, multiple times, receiving numerous scrapes, bumps, and bruises along the way.

You might conclude that bike riding, skateboarding, and ice-skating are all terrible activities.

But the truth is you simply didn’t let yourself do them long enough to get good at them and begin to enjoy them.

Bouncing from one thing to the next in your business is pretty close to the same scenario.

Find one thing you see other successful people doing to produce results.

Dig down deep and learn as much as you can about that one thing.

Then begin to implement it, and practice it over and over until you get good at it.

When something doesn’t go quite right, go back to the drawing board, re-examine the method used by your successful model, and then tweak your attempts until you get the results you’re after.

There really is no secret potion to guarantee success.

It’s simply digging down and finding that “want to” attitude that is willing to go to work every day to build something new.

Is your “want to” holding back your “can do”?

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