|The most important decision we make in our lives is the attitude we choose to express each day when dealing either with success or failure. This critical choice determines success or failure in both sales and life. The realization here is that it’s a choice.|
Yep, you know it. Your attitude is a choice. I don’t have to tell you, a negative attitude will lead to unhappiness, difficulty and poor health. Choosing a positive state of mind will lead to virtually unlimited success in business and in life.
Rewards of a Positive Attitude
First and foremost, people like to be around positive people. In sales, customers like to buy from positive people who have confidence in what they are selling and in helping their customers.
The rewards of a positive attitude is enormous.
Even the best salespeople get no’s. Having a positive attitude about negative things is key to growing and achieving your big audacious goals. I always say that every no is just one step closer to a yes, so bring ‘em on.
Responsibility is All Yours
In my work as a sales manager, trainer and consultant, I have found that there are basically two kinds of people – those who take responsibility for their lives and those who blame their circumstances or others.
If you want to continue growing your level of success in sales and in life, being responsible for your failures as much as your successes is critical.
“Responsibility begins with the willingness to take the stand that one is cause in the matter of one’s life. It is a declaration not an assertion, that is, it is a context from which one chooses to live. Responsibility is not burden, fault, praise, blame, credit, shame or guilt. In responsibility, there is no evaluation of good or bad, right or wrong. There is simply what’s so, and the stand you choose to take on what’s so. Being responsible starts with the willingness to deal with a situation from the view of life that you are the generator of what you do, what you have and what you are. That is not the truth. It is a place to stand. No one can make you responsible, nor can you impose responsibility on another. It is a grace you give yourself – an empowering context that leaves you with a say in the matter of life.” Werner Erhard
So make today the day that you choose responsibility and a positive attitude.