Saturday, February 2, 2008

Commitment and Hard Work

When you read these words to yourself, Commitment and Hard Work, what do they mean? Do they translate to starting a business and trying it out for a few weeks, maybe a few months and if it does not work out in that short period of time it means giving up? Maybe those words mean you are going to take action for a few years and accomplish whatever it is you set out to do by reaching specific goals? Did anyone ever ask you to write down your WHY when you first started your home based business? Did you ever sit back and really let it sink it what was going to help you get your WHY?

Your network marketing, home based business can be compared to a swimmer on a swim team. When you are young your parents put you on a team to hopefully help you build confidence and build strong freindship bonds. Swimmers are very dedicated. They have very long days. Once you are in high school swimmers usually have practice in the morning, before school, and then another practice after school. Remember, once practice ends the swimmer still needs to come home, eat and do homework for the next day. For swimmers their season seems to never end. Yes, there is a swim season for high school but during the summer they must keep up their hard work so that their time will not slow. Swimmers are one of the most committed athletes in the world. Hard work and commitment to themselves and their team is quite an accomplishment as a human being. Not many people in society can honestly say they can commit so much hard work, energy and time to such an amazing sport.

Have you ever watched how graceful a swimmer can be...watching a swimmer cut through the water with such grace is such a beautiful sight to see. How about swimming the Butterfly stroke anyone? A small percentage of the world can master that stroke. Guess what makes these swimmers look so graceful...HARD WORK and COMMITMENT!

So next time you are thinking about whether your mlm, network marketing or any other home business is right for you...ask yourself whether you know your WHY and if you do can you commit yourself to that company for a few years, not just months? If not, you need to find a new company...If you can then go for it and those around you will watch you work as gracefully as a swimmer and you will glide right by everyone because you have made the commitment. Those that want to can jump in the water with you. You will build strong bonds with "your team" and you can work together as a team to reach your goals!


Lisa said...

My daughter loved your post. It meant a lot to her that you really understand how hard devoting your whole self to something can be. Thank you.

Larry | Desire for Wealth said...

Hi, I would say hard work and commitment are two important factors that contribute to the success of every task and project. Unfortunately, people are prone to laziness. Maybe that's why people don't succeed easily.

Sophia Levis said...

Awesome post, Shelley.

I've been a WAHM for over a decade now. I can't tell you how many times in the early years I grasped for every get-rich-quick scheme, every easy path to the easy life, every lazy woman's way out that I could find.

I realized after about five years of this that the road to success as a work-at-home mom was going to have to be paved with my own blood, sweat, and tears.

I work harder than any mom I know, WAHM or not. But It's been worth it.

Thanks again for the post!

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