You may ask yourself, what in the world do endurance sports have to do with success in my business? Well, after you read my post you will understand why I make the comparison.
I am an endurance sports freak. That is why I have run the Comrades Marathon (55.6 miles) twice. I also do cycling, like the Cape Argus (65.6 miles) and many more races like that. If you are not a sports person, don’t worry, because my post will not be about endurance sports, but how to compare your business with endurance sports.
As you all know by now, my business partner Steve Vernon and I are working on the “gratitude” game as sort of our combined “opus to the word”. The other day when we were on one of our weekly Skype calls, it hit me between the eyes, and I said to Steve, ”Steve, we are busy running a Marathon race with our game!”, and after I explained what I meant, he totally agreed with me. So let me explain to you why you are running an endurance race with your business.
Let’s assume you have done all the preparations for the big event, such as the Comrades Marathon, and now you are standing and waiting for that big moment to start the race.
The gun goes off and there you go with thousands of people running along with you. It’s easy to start because you have not used a lot of energy yet.
Half way into the race people start to walk and some of them quit but, as the old song of Billy Joel says, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Now you are 12.5 miles from the end, and every muscle in your body wants to quit, and at that point your mind takes over and says to your body, “Don’t quit. You can if you think you can.” The next moment you open your eyes, and you are running towards the banner that says “THE END”, and that moment is something that no one can take away from you, and you can’t explain it to a person who has never done it before.
The same is true for any business, no matter if it is MLM, internet marketing or working with an idea that started as an “aha moment”. For me it was the aha moment once when I was walking over a bridge and started thinking about a board game that could help the world understanding life’s success principles. It was fun to put everything together and watch how it has grown in five years time to where it is today. At this very moment we are at the 12.5 mile point from the end, and we know we can do it, even if it feels at times as if all things work against us. The question is will you keep on keeping on when you are at the 12.5 mark from the end with your business and if it feel as if everything and everyone is against you?
I hope I have been able to give you some hope for success in your business. If you treat it like an endurance sport, your success will pay off in the end.
Enjoy my poem that I wrote for my readers, and if you can say YES to the last question, then I will know that you can.
It Is Easy
It is easy to start,
but it is not easy to finish
It is easy to set a goal,
but it is not easy to reach a goal.
It is easy to dream,
but not easy to make a dream come true.
It is easy to read,
but not easy to apply what you read.
It is easy to say I can,
But do you really believe that you can?
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