Number 1 Secret of Success
12/17/2011 12:32:35 AM
By Alan Fairweather, The Motivation Doctor
Do you know what one of the key secrets of success is - what makes people successful in business, sport or any other aspect of their lives? Let me come back to that in a minute.
Ever since I discovered that I wasn't invincible and that my body would fall apart over time, I've been a member of a
gym. I've attended regularly over the past fifteen years and my body deterioration is almost being kept in check.
However I've always noticed a lot of new faces at the gym, some of which seem to disappear over a short period of time. Most gyms and health clubs have a high turnover of members or "churn" as the marketing people like to call it. One club I know of loses around fifty members a month and has to work hard to sign up that number just for the business to stand still.
It's not that these gyms offer a poor service, on the contrary - it's because the members - "give up."
New members join to lose weight or to get fit. They then torture themselves on the rowing machines and all the other instruments of agony. If, after a few weeks of sweat and pain, they don't see any visible result - they give up.
You're probably away ahead of me on this; because the key secret of success that I mentioned earlier is this - NEVER EVER GIVE UP. This is what separates the winners from the losers in business, in sport and in life - this is what success is all about.
If you have a mountain to climb either literally or figuratively and you reach an obstacle - don't give up. Find another way round - even go back a short distance and come at the situation from another direction.
Whatever it is you're trying to achieve, whatever success you want - never give up! Make mistakes - fall down - get up - fall down - but get up and try again.
So there you have it - If you want success remember what Winston Churchill once said - "Never - Never - Never give up!"
About the Author
Alan Fairweather, 'The Motivation Doctor,' is an International Business Speaker, Best Selling Author and Sales Growth Expert. For the past seventeen years, he's been developing the talents of Managers, Sales and Customer Service people, and turning them into consistent top performers. He is the author of two books: 'How to be a Motivational Manager' A down-to-earth guide for managers and team leaders. 'How to Manage Difficult People' Proven strategies for dealing with challenging behaviour at work.
Check out the latest Career Insider eNewsletter - December 29, 2011.
Sign up for the free weekly Career Insider eNewsletter.