Are You Truly Ready to Succeed?

Let me ask you a question…if you are completely 100% honest with yourself, are you truly ready to succeed?

The answer to this question can be the difference between success and failure.

 

 

If you’re truly ready to succeed, your success is guaranteed. If you’re not ready to succeed, your chances diminish greatly.

How do you know if you’re ready to succeed?

  • Your goals are set in your mind.
  • You’ve closed your eyes and felt the feeling of success.
  • You don’t bat an eye at someone’s criticism of your goals.
  • You don’t give a moment’s pause to your goals when one business-building technique doesn’t work.
  • You find yourself using every spare second to build your business.
  • You know in the depths of your soul that you WILL succeed, and failure is not an option.

If you aren’t truly ready to welcome success into your life…

  • You have goals in mind, but you aren’t sure that they are truly attainable.
  •  If you’re honest with yourself, you have some nagging thoughts about whether your business will truly work.
  • Someone’s criticism of your company makes you second-guess your decision to start your business.
  • A family member or friend’s “not interested” response has you looking into whether the business is a scam and if people are truly making money.
  • You’re dedicated to working your business…so long as there isn’t a good show on TV, a pretty day outside, a friend coming over to visit, or a new magazine to read.
  • You’ve got excuses ready in the event you don’t succeed:
    • “The business doesn’t really work”
    • “It takes too long”
    • “My sponsor didn’t call me back”
    • “It’s too expensive”
    • “So-and-so said it was a scheme.”

Guess what?

If you’ve got these excuses lined up…you’ll probably get the opportunity to use them!

I’d like to illustrate my point with an example from my own life experience.

I started smoking my sophomore year in college. I was going to quit when I turned 21, when I graduated from college, when I graduated from law school, and then after I passed the bar exam. All of my “deadlines” came and went. I was still a smoker.

One day, I took a step in the right direction.

I got some material on how to quit smoking and even purchased some nicotine patches…BUT when I gave up smoking, I felt like I was depriving myself of something positive.

I forlornly sniffed the air as my friend puffed on a cigarette. I would hold an unlit cigarette, wishing I could smoke. I told myself that I wouldn’t smoke…

…unless work got too stressful…

…unless I got into a fight with my boyfriend…

…unless I gained too much weight…

I had A TON of excuses stockpiled, so not suprisingly, it only took the slightest stressful event one month later to have me reaching for my pack of cigarettes.

Two other attempts to quit ended the same way- one of my “excuse” reasons would surface, and I was back to square one.

The Turning Point

One random Wednesday in April, I decided that “enough is enough!”

I decided that smoking was no longer an option, and that there were no more excuses. I decided that I had to find a different solution for life’s stresses.

Once I decided these things, and felt them in the bottom of my soul, my results started to change.

Other people smoking around me no longer was a problem…because in my mind I was no longer a “smoker.”

When I got stressed out, I exercised or took deep breaths.

Sure enough, today, I am happy to report that I’m still smoke-free. :)

I took this life lesson into my business practices.

I decided before I ever joined my first networking company that I would succeed.  I decided that I would put my love of people, writing, and business into action, so that every day of my life, I would be doing what I love most.  I decided that success was my future, and failure was not an option.

This unwavering “success attitude” was with me through my family and friends doubting the legitimacy of my business.

It was there when my close friend called my business an “illegal pyramid scheme” (which was pretty insulting considering that I’m an attorney).

It was with me when I ran around in thirty-degree weather posting flyers on every car in strip mall parking lots and never got a single person to join my business.

My never-fail attitude was there when I got rejection after rejection from calling “business opportunity” leads.

It was even there when I got nasty e-mails stating that my FREE system to networking business owners was a scam, and that I was a generally horrible person. (I’m not lying, I really got these!)

It was also there when I got person after person contacting ME ready to join my business.

It was there when I made my first thousand and network marketing, and it will be there when Rich and I achieve our financial goals in our business.

So, now the question is…are you truly ready to succeed?

Please share your thoughts below, and then share this article with a friend!

To Your Success,

5 Responses to “Are You Truly Ready to Succeed?”

  1. Kelly Baader Says:

    Natasha,
    I think we are walking in “spirit” indeed! :)

    Yes, we “DECIDED”, then we are expecting to “WIN”!
    Girlfriend, let’s rock and roll!!!

    Kelly
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  2. Sye Wells Says:

    Natasha! Incredible share :) I couldn’t agree more. Why? because I remember when my checklist did not look like:

    # Your goals are set in your mind.
    # You’ve closed your eyes and felt the feeling of success.
    # You don’t bat an eye at someone’s criticism of your goals.
    # You don’t give a moment’s pause to your goals when one business-building technique doesn’t work.
    # You find yourself using every spare second to build your business.
    # You know in the depths of your soul that you WILL succeed, and failure is not an option

    Here’s what I know for sure, you can not fake being in total alignment, being ready, and being committed to your own success. And when you are nothing and noone can stand in your way. I have heard it said, that you absolutely can’t stop a Man or Woman .. “who just won’t Quit”.. But “One percent doubt and you are out”.

    Your share today is an incredible reminder and gut check to get real.. because sometimes when we neglect to notice that the day of disgust has arrived.. Life has a way of making sure you notice. You rock! Have an incredible day! xo Sye-
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  3. Jim Campbell Says:

    There’s many very LARGE topics in this article but, for me, the BIGGEST is the first, “being honest with self.” Once I became clear regarding what this meant I found a treasure chest just behind it. I was able to finally rid myself of a thirty year addiction which in itself would have been gift enough. But I also found the connection to my authentic self, my core identity, how to Love myself and inner happiness.

    Yes, these are grand statements. I totally get that.

    What makes it possible is that these “things” that I’ve mentioned all reside in the same neighborhood. They were all in there, living together and finally being truly honest (through introspection) was the key.

    Thank you Natasha. The year 2010 is being a great one. Thank you for bringing me back to the clarity which I never do or will forget.!!

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  5. Candice Michelle Says:

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