Pick any profession and you will see those that reached the top of their game were not just blessed with talents, gifts, and ambition but also committed a lifetime to training. When no one was watching they trained, when their muscles were tired, when they were hungry, when they could have done something else instead they trained.
Bruce Lee- “it is not the man that has 10,000 kicks that concerns me but the man that has practiced the same kick 10000 times.”
What have you practiced 10,000 times? Bruce Lee wasn’t just a world-class martial arts Master but a Master sales person.
Muhammed Ali said, “I hate every minute of training but chose to suffer now and live the rest of my life as a champion.”
This man didn’t just float like a butterfly but convinced the world of his greatness before he proved it in the ring.
Jack Nicklaus said, “…no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it – WORK!”
One of the most successful golfers that have ever lived believed that your most important asset is confidence and it only came through training.
Most people only get average results because they are not PUSHED by their family, co-workers, management, nor themselves to prepare and train for GREATNESS. Training applies to every profession not just athletes and actors. The product or ideas you have mean little if you are not mentally, physically and emotionally trained to PUSH through the obstacles and challenges in the economy.
The Navy Seals have a motto: “The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle.” The economy you are in is ferocious battle for dollars and the best trained will win! Your commitment to training demonstrates your commitment to greatness.
If you aren’t willing to be great at selling then get yourself another job so you don’t ruin the reputation of all the professional sales people that are because GREATNESS DOES NOT COME WITHOUT TRAINING.