Even a mistake…

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Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.

OBSTACLES…

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OBSTACLES are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats. Yet each struggle, each defeat, sharpens your skills and strengths, your courage and your endurance, your ability and your confidence and thus each obstacle is a comrade-in-arms forcing you to become better or quit. Each rebuff is an opportunity to move forward; turn away from them, avoid them, and you throw away your future.

Success is to be measured…

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Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed.

Lessons from Geese…

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FACT 1 – As each Goose flaps its wings it creates an uplift for the birds that follow. By flying in a V formation, the whole flock adds 71 per cent greater flying range than if each bird flew alone.
LESSON – People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going more quickly and easily because they are traveling on the thrust of one another.

FACT 2 – When a Goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone. It quickly moves back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front of it.
LESSON – If we have as much sense as a Goose we stay in formation with those headed where we want to go. We are willing to accept their help and give our help to others.

FACT 3 – When the lead Goose tires, it rotates back into the formation and another Goose flies to the point position.
LESSON – It pays to take turns doing the hard tasks and sharing leadership. As with Geese, people are interdependent on each other’s skills, capabilities and unique arrangements of gifts, talents or resources.

FACT 4 – The Geese flying in formation honk to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.
LESSON – We need to make sure our honking is encouraging. In groups where there is encouragement, the production is much greater. The power of encouragement (to stand by one’s heart or core values and encourage the heart and core of others) is the quality of honking we seek.

FACT 5 – When a Goose gets sick, wounded or shot down, two Geese drop out of formation and follow it down to help and protect it. They stay with it until it dies or is able to fly again. Then, they launch out with another formation or catch up with the flock.
LESSON – If we have as much sense as Geese, we will stand by each other in difficult times as well as when we are strong.