President Calvin Coolidge said, “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are the omnipotent.”
Persistence is a vital element to success.
Its basis is willpower. Willpower and desire, properly combined, make an irresistible team. You cannot win without them.
No matter what obstacles you face in life, you must persist.
When you have had a bad day and your sales are not what you want them to be, you must persist.
You must face tomorrow with an attitude that says, “I can.” Never tell yourself, “I can’t.”
As a manufacturer’s rep, I drove 50,000 miles a year, covering seven states. What kept me going? Persistence!
I knew that with goal setting, a product I believed in and a positive attitude, I would succeed.
This is what you must have in your daily endeavors.
Don’t be deterred. Know you have a service that people need and perform it to the best of your ability.
Now that you know what it takes, you’re on your way.
It’s April. People are receiving their refund checks from the IRS. What should they do with them? Hmmm…. Come to your store and buy a musical instrument, of course!
“Why would they do that?” you ask.
They would do that because you are going to advertise. How about, “We will cash your refund check with any purchase over $300”?
Every retailer in town wants to get their hands on that refund check. So why not you?
Do you remember the emotion that’s prevalent in April? The answer is “greed.”
We are in the second quarter of the year. How is your year going? Have you met your goals up to now?
Are you ahead, or have you fallen behind?
If you are ahead, why?
If you’ve fallen behind, why?