One of the best feelings you can experience in life is the experience of showing people that told you something that couldn’t be done not only could be done, but that you did it.
Despite the fact they said it could not be done.
One of the greatest examples of this that I remember ever was hearing Zig Ziglar tell the story of David Lofchik.
It’s a very motivating story of success through perseverance and unbridled belief.
Success against and in spite of the opinions of others.
Do you have a story?
I do. I have many…
In 2005 I lost some significant weight.
I reduced my body weight by more than twenty percent, going from 93kgs to 73kgs. [a loss of some 44 pounds]
One of my good friends later told me, years later, that he swore that I was going to put all the weight right back on again, and that he was proud of me for keeping the weight off.
And this is what can happen too…
Although you may achieve success, there will be people, good people, who will bet against that success being permanent or long lasting.
So with friends like that who needs enemies?
Sometimes in business, sometimes in goal setting, you have to focus more intently on the result, and what achieving that result will do for you, rather than on the journey.
For me, one of the major deterrents to putting weight back on was the admission of failure of having to buy larger clothes sizes.
There was no way I was ever going to that place…
In fact just slipping out one hole on my belt was enough to cause me to have a conniption.
Funnily enough, I never had any major aspirations about my book.
My Amazon Best Selling Book “How to Build The Dental Practice of Your Dreams [Without Killing Yourself] In Less Than Sixty Days” was never intended to be more than an aide used in my coaching and my speaking.
It’s success in its own right, as #1 on Amazon for most of the last sixteen months, has been nature’s way of telling me that I’m doing something right, despite the vindictive actions and puerile motivations of a handful of ineffective naysayers.
You see, sadly, there will always be those who would rather see you fail than see you succeed.
When you meet these people, move on quickly.
Don’t be wasting your time with people like this.
When I built my Dental Practice in working class Western Sydney, people were amazed at what I was able to achieve.
My colleagues could not get their heads around the fact that I was able to build a high fee, high collections dental office in the heart of working class western Sydney, where people worked average jobs and earned average incomes and lived in average homes and drove average cars.
As I teach those valuable lessons that I learned each and every one of the days of those twenty eight years that I was in that business, I am still amazed at the large, large number of people who still dismiss my success as an aberration unachievable to them.
If it has been done, it can be done. Again.
If there has been success once, that success can be repeated.
It’s a lesson learned.
It is up to us to learn from success we see, and not to be dismissive of that success as being elusive, or excusive.
When I hear a success story, I always want to know as much as I can about what they did to achieve their success, to see whether I can learn from that person’s journey.
I’m never envious of success.
Success of others provides great lessons.
Some people believe that the way to have the tallest building is to tear all others down.
There are people out there who for some reason despise the success of others, and go out of their way to be a “black cloud” and even sometimes a hindrance.
Avoid these people.
Avoid their negative energy.
Keep well clear of them, they are a toxic road bump on the motorway of life that you need to stay well away from.
There is more, so much more to life than what these “black cloud” people have to contribute.
The joy we receive from helping others up is omnipotent.
Ziglar said it best:
“You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.”
The pleasure received from helping others to succeed is powerful.
And it is empowering.
“A rising tide raises all boats”
The benefits of benevolence are invigorating.
Here endeth the lesson…
Have you read my book , How To Build The Dental Practice of Your Dreams [Without Killing Yourself!] In Less Than Sixty Days.
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