Somebody said you have to love what you do, but that's not
necessarily true. What is true is that you have to love the
opportunity. The opportunity to build life, future, health,
success and fortune. Knocking on someone's door or making that
extra call may not be something you love to do, but you love the
opportunity of what might be behind that door or call.
For example, a guy says, "I'm digging ditches. Should I love
digging ditches?" The answer is, "No, you don't have to
love digging ditches, but if it is your first entry onto the
ladder of success, you say, 'I'm glad somebody gave me the
opportunity to dig ditches and I'm going to do it so well, I won't
be here long.'"
You can be inspired by having found something; even though you are
making mistakes in the beginning and even though it is a little
distasteful taking on a new discipline that you haven't learned
before. You don't have to love it, you just have to learn to
appreciate where you live, appreciate opportunity and appreciate
the person who brought you the good news; that found you.
Appreciate the person who believed in you before you believed in
yourself, appreciate the person who said, "Hey, if I can do
it, you can do it."
If you will embrace the disciplines associated with the new
opportunity you will soon find that your self-confidence starts to
grow, that you go from being a skeptic to being a believer. And
soon when you go out person to person, talking to people, you will
find it to be the most thrilling opportunity in the world. Every
person you meet - what could it be? Unlimited! Maybe a friend for
life. The next person could be an open door to retiring.
person could be a colleague for years to come. It's big time
stuff. And sometimes in the beginning when we are just getting
started we don't always see how big it is.
So, before you are tempted to give up or get discouraged, remember
all success is based on long term commitment, faith, discipline,
attitude and a few stepping stones along the way. You might not
like the stone you are on right now, but it's sure to be one of
the stones that lead to great opportunities in the future.
To Your Success,
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with permission from the Jim Rohn Weekly E-zine.