Monday, August 18, 2014

Things That Will Make You Money - Number 15 - Commitment

Really successful people do things that other people will not do.  You may recall this wise exchange in the movie the Karate Kid:

Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no." You karate do "guess so,"
just like grape. Understand?

Most people are motivated just by a chance to make some money but they do not really think things through and get a realistic expectation or are really committed to their business.  If it makes money great otherwise they give up quickly. Believe me, other people can tell when someone is really committed to a business or what they are trying to sell.  Once someone perceives you are not really committed to what you are doing it will be next to impossible to convince them to do business with you now or in the future as your opportunities "get squished just like a grape."

Really successful people commit to a business only when they are "all in" and it shows. So you have to be convinced this is "what you are going to do." Notice the difference between "what you want to do" or "you are going to try to do" and "what you are going to do."  The difference is commitment.  The commitment takes place in your mind and in the language you use to just think about the business, "going" versus "want" and "try".  Really successful people think differently and use language that is powerful and purposeful, and they are "all in".

In another post I wrote about taking action even if everything is not perfectly ready.  It that case you still need to be committed and prepared. You take action although it is not perfect and then you develop and perfect as you go. It works because although it is not perfect to begin with you are still committed.

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