Why Do Some People Succeed And Others Don’T


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A presentation I put together for a Sales Meeting - Please feel free to use this if you feel so inclined but reference its source – thanks. Peter Jones

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Why Do Some People Succeed And Others Don’T

  1. 1. Persistence - Why some people succeed and others don’t? By Peter Jones [email_address] + 61 408 287 331 Please feel free to use this if you feel so inclined but reference its source – thanks. It’s a presentation I put together for a Sales Meeting
  2. 2. What can we do be successful? <ul><li>&quot;A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.&quot; Herm Albright </li></ul><ul><li>So it doesn’t matter if you don’t have a PHD, an MBA, a degree, finished High School well or not at all……………. </li></ul><ul><li>To misquote Forest Gump, “I may not be a smart man”, but I know what successful people do! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Be persistent and keep “showing up” <ul><li>&quot;Eighty percent of success is showing up.&quot; Woody Allen </li></ul><ul><li>I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.&quot; John D. Rockefeller </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.&quot; William Feather </li></ul><ul><li>“ Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.&quot; Thomas Edison </li></ul>
  4. 4. Do things other people don’t like to. <ul><li>&quot;Do today what others won't, so tomorrow, you can do what others can't.&quot; Brian Rogers </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish; then resolve to pay the price (in terms of effort) to get it.&quot; Bunker Hunt </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.&quot; Thomas Edison </li></ul>
  5. 5. Sports people just do it……. <ul><li>I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan </li></ul><ul><li>I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying. Michael Jordan </li></ul><ul><li>Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. Muhammad Ali </li></ul>
  6. 6. And keep doing it….. <ul><li>Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. Lance Armstrong </li></ul><ul><li>You miss 100% of the shots you never take. Wayne Gretzky </li></ul><ul><li>Champions keep playing until they get it right. Billie Jean King </li></ul>
  7. 7. 10 two letter words that say it all <ul><li>If it is to be it is up to me. </li></ul><ul><li>Respect your colleagues and never ask or expect anyone to do anything you wouldn’t be prepared to do in their position. </li></ul>
  8. 8. To Summarize – do it now <ul><li>Do it now – whatever it is that leads to whatever you want. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up now . </li></ul><ul><li>Do the things you have been putting off now . </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for help now </li></ul><ul><li>Offer some help now </li></ul><ul><li>If you don’t do it now - no-one will do it for you, and no-one else will be responsible but you. </li></ul>