When Business Owners And Entrepreneurs Face That Fine Line
By Cindy Hartman
There is a very fine line between success and failure. Many entrepreneurs and business owners have walked this line many times. It is evident when you see two people start a similar business at about the same time. A few years later, one is building the company of his or her dreams while the other has not. What makes one person successful, and the other not able to achieve the same desired result?
Often success is as close as just doing something one more time instead of stopping. Giving it one more shot before closing the doors for good might be that extra special push that is all you needed. If you're facing some struggles, not quite achieving the success you are working towards, how long do you keep going? Or, possibly a better question, how soon is too soon to stop the pursuit? Often the difference between success and failure can appear to be a massive brick wall. However, in most situations, it's really just a fine line.
Before choosing to let your dreams stay dreams rather than becoming reality, ask yourself one question.
Instead of settling for something less because it might be the easier road to travel, ask yourself one question.
Rather than giving up and walking away from all that you've created so far, ask yourself one question.
If you're ready to give up, consider asking yourself, "What if I just give it...
... one more sales call?"
... one more phone call?"
... one more offer?"
... one more letter?"
... one more step?"
... one more email?"
... one more introduction?"
... one more minute of my time?"
Being persistent can make a world of difference, as demonstrated in this statement that is credited to Calvin Coolidge, "Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."
If it's in your heart for success, don't wonder what might have been. There is always "one more" in you when success is in your heart. Give it that one more before the end of the day. Then, tomorrow, give it that one more again. Let persistence be your guide so you don't live the rest of your life wondering what would have happened if you just gave it one more!
Cindy Hartman is President of Hartman Inventory, a company that helps business owners and homeowners protect their assets. She is also owner of Nationwide Inventory Professionals, an inventory business package and licensing agreement. Start and grow your business with their professional assistance. Details at http://www.NationwideInventoryProfessionals.com.
Always giving just "one more," Hartman is also the owner of National Inventory Certification Association, the certifying entity for the asset inventory industry. http://www.NationalInventoryCertificationAssociation.com
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