Huge success requires a huge sacrifice. That’s another important lesson I learned from network marketing legend, Mark Yarnell. Anything worth achieving in life will require a great amount of personal sacrifice. The bigger the achievement, the more sacrifice it will take.
Look at any successful person in any endeavor and you will quickly discover that they spent YEARS working to reach their goal. During this time they failed, struggled financially, and had constant setbacks as they learned the ropes, paid their dues and developed the right mind-set and right skill-set.
Few people ever talk about these sacrifices, setbacks and challenges because they aren’t sexy or fun. I like to call it the “story behind the story.” Every successful person has a story behind the story. In other words, when you see them now, after they’ve achieved success, you see a finished product. You seldom hear or see all of the things they went through to become the finished product.
If you want success in something you must be willing to do “whatever it takes” for as “long as it takes.” You must work UNTIL you succeed. You must learn something new each day and get better every single day. As you probably realize, most people aren’t willing to do “whatever it takes” to be successful in life or in business. That is why there are so few successful people in the world.
When it comes to network marketing, there is a lot of sacrifice involved. And nope, I’m not talking about sacrificing your marriage, personal relationships or health either. Instead, I’m talking about a personal sacrifice. You have to be willing to work your network marketing business day in and day out consistently for several years, before you can succeed.
You’re going to have to take massive action and put in 20, 30, 40 even 50 hours a week to build your MLM Business, in addition to your 40-hour per week day job, if you really want to make the big bucks. In order to accomplish this, you’re going to have to give up some free time, your hobbies, your television time, a little sleep time, and a few other things. To clarify, you don’t have to sacrifice these things FOREVER, but you will need to for a few years.
At the end of the day most people aren’t willing to make this level of sacrifice. Sure, they might “sell out” to their MLM Business for a month or two, maybe even a year. But they don’t have the vision or the discipline to keep pressing forward UNTIL they succeed. They aren’t willing to accept the short-term discomfort for the long-term benefit.
This is the same reason that many diets fail. People don’t like to change their habits. People don’t like to do things that make them uncomfortable or stretch them out of their own comfort zone. People like to avoid pain at all costs.
This is also the same reason that so many marriages fail. The relationship starts out great, but as soon as things get tough, people give up and quit.
Here is the bottom line. If you have a big goal for your MLM Business, you are going to need to make some big sacrifices along the way. You WILL have to give up bowling league, shut off your television and give up some of your personal time so you can schedule time to build your network marketing business.
It will be uncomfortable at first, but if you keep moving forward with your business you will one day have plenty of money AND plenty of time to do what you want when you want to do it! The sacrifice is worth the reward. Just ask any top earner.
No one ever said your success will be fast or easy. If they did, they lied to you! Ultimately, you have to decide what you want, decide what you are willing to sacrifice, make a plan, work your plan, find a mentor and never give up! You have to have can do attitude and stay focused and stay persistent no matter what.
What are your thoughts? Please share some of the sacrifices you have made to build your MLM Business. Leave a comment below and let us know what you think. I look forward to hearing from you.
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