9-8-11: Think Further

Found Train Ticket by anastaz1a
Found Train Ticket, a photo by anastaz1a on Flickr.

According to Roy H. Williams, “rich people get rich because they think further ahead than the rest of us”.

Most people are sitting (figuratively) and waiting for the nxt thing to happen. It’s a behavior you sometimes see in dogs: “throw the ball, throw the ball, throw the ball.” Instead of waiting for something to happen, we need to be making things happen.

That’s right, MAKING things happen. And the first step of that, as in everything, is figuring out what you want. Really want. Then, work backwards, to where you are now. Map out the steps that will get you to that goal.

Then the hard part. Figure out HOW. The hows are probably the hardest thing of all, so I tend to fall back on what I consider to be one of the best things I’ve ever said (which, I admit, I probably didn’t think of first:

“The best way to be in the right place at the right time is to be in lots of places”

In other words, try lost of things. You will fail. Often. The interesting thing is, the more you fail, you will surely succeed. Paitence is more than a virtue; it’s a necessity. So is persistence. Most people, if they fail, they stop. Listen: If you stop, you fail. The trick is not stopping. Are there times when you need to “get realistic” and go do something else? Of course. But not nearly as often as you might think.

Now go do something.
Robert B. Wallis

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About Robert B. Wallis - Marketing Outsider

Robert B. Wallis is The Marketing Outsider ™, a speaker and consultant who helps business owners increase sales by looking at their business through the eyes of their customers. He is the author of "Seven Ways to Run Your Business (Into the Ground)," which is available from his website, www.thewallisgroup.com. Reach Robert at outsider@thewallisgroup.com
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