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There has never been a better time to succeed than now!
In life, we have two choices. 1) Live life and be happy or 2) Go around looking for things to be upset about and live miserably. Really, think about it. Take a minute to really think about all the complaining (negativity) that goes on around us (and from us) on a daily basis. This day in age, we use negativity as a conversation starter. Somebody asks how you're doing and you respond with something like, "Well I'd be better if the sun would show itself for a change..." or whatever it might be. We do this all the time. People around us do this all the time and it's absolutely suffocating. Have you considered how negativity could be impacting your ability to succeed in life?
You want to know the best part about success? Everyone has a different definition. My goals and aspirations are completely different than yours. You see, even if you and I have similar goals, the way we think about them and envision them in our minds is so completely different. This means that there is enough success to go around! It also means that your definition of success is left within your capable hands to achieve.
How do you get started?
In my own words - PUNCH NEGATIVITY IN THE FACE! Go out of your way to be positive, think positive and do positive. Think about things that you would normally say that may have a negative tone and get rid of them. Instead of wasting energy focussing on the lack of "ups" you've had on the sales floor, take action, put the wheels in motion and do what it takes to succeed.
What many people don't know about the automotive industry is that it's an industry that promotes personal development. You and I strive to reach new levels of success, to personally grow and develop into people who constantly strive for excellence. Unfortunately, there are those who have given negativity (and lack of productivity) a front row ticket and that has caused many to loose focus and to miss out on more profitability.
There is a definite pattern for success
Society would have you believe that you need to be original; chart out your path to success in order to be recognized. This is a myth. SUCCESS IS A RECIPE. Follow the recipe for chocolate cake and get chocolate cake. Success is actually a pretty easy concept, you just need to start taking action and moving in the right direction.
Have you figured out your definition of success?
That's really the first step. Work to recapture your dreams. Give yourself something to work for. Once you've defined your dream (or level of success you'd like to achieve), gained a burning desire for its acheivement, and puchned negativity in the face; you put the players on the field and positive things will start happening for you.
Now that you know that you can achieve your definition of success, DON'T WAIT. DOMINATE! There has never been a better time to succeed than now.
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