Worthwhile Credo #7
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Worthwhile Credo #7
Adversity reveals character.
When somebody enters into the field of sales for the very first time, he or she is usually overwhelmed with just how difficult it may be. But if you find yourself in that situation, fear not. The challenges that you face and the setbacks you must endure will eventually result in good decisions and experience. You’ll need both of these qualities to be successful in any field in which you work.
If you study the lives of truly successful people, one thing you will find that what most of them have in common is that they faced incredible levels of adversity before they ever became successful. What some people fail to realize is that it’s through our struggles that we find ourselves — who we truly are.
Why are immigrants three times more likely to become millionaires than people who are born in the United States? It’s because many have had to endure enormous hardships and sacrifices in order to even have the opportunity to do what you and I sometimes take for granted. Your struggles are your proving ground to discover just how committed and dedicated you are to your goals.
One of my clients has been running his father-in-law’s business for the past 30 years. It hasn’t been easy for him especially since he has been blind for nearly that entire time. Yet, if you met him, you would find him positive, focused on customers, and continuously striving to improve his business. He also has a great sense of humor and uses it to his advantage. Whatever adversity you are facing today, there is the opportunity for you to grow from it and use it to your advantage.
Adversity doesn’t build character. It reveals it.- James Lane Allen
(This excerpt is taken from my Winning with Integrity seminar.)I encourage you to order my Become a Leader Worth Following audio program, which covers this lesson in much greater detail.This program is also available at Dave Romeo Online University.