What They Did to Succeed

What They Did to Succeed

Some dreamed. Some talked about doing something. They started.

Some listened to others. Some heard the voice of the critics. They ignored the others. They didn’t even hear the critics.

Some never tried because they were too afraid to fail. They failed.

Some never tried, and so some never learned. They learned.

Some that did try and failed simply quit. They tried again.

Some stopped. They kept going where others quit.

Some disappeared. They were still there. They were still trying.

They doubled their efforts and worked harder.

They learned more.

They innovated. They learned to change on the fly.

They achieved some minor victories. They celebrated.

They capitalized on the opportunities they created. They inched forward.

They got smarter. They worked even harder.

They improved. They grew stronger. They started winning more frequently. And They grew from win to win.

Eventually, people started to say that they had succeeded. They were celebrated as overnight successes.

They started.

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  • http://twitter.com/marylynn3 Mary-Lynn Foster

    I love how you wrapped this up with how they were celebrated as overnight successes. Isn’t that true? No one is an overnight success. They started, they got dirty, and they kept going! Thanks for this wonderful post.

    • http://www.thesalesblog.com S. Anthony Iannarino

      Thanks, Mary!

  • http://smallbusinesstalent.com/ Stephen Lahey

    Here’s to knowledge, persistence, flexibility and hard work. Encouraging – thanks!

    • http://www.thesalesblog.com S. Anthony Iannarino

      Thanks, Stephen!

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  • Trevi Lim

    Love it ! I love the part where people didn’t try because they were afraid to fail…. the fact is they actually FAILED by not trying!