Go For The Gold



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Issue 442

February 18, 2010
 

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Going For The Gold

Going for the gold is what Lindsey Vonn was doing in the downhill Alpine skiing event at this year's Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

She achieved her goal and had this to say about it. "This is everything I wanted and hoped for. I gave up everything for this."

When you find your passion, it's not work, it's pure love.

Unfortunately winning isn't only about having passion, it usually involves a good deal of sacrifice.

About 30 years ago I saw an interview with a Texas billionaire. He was asked by a CBS reporter, what advice he would give to the graduating college seniors that year.

He didn't blink, he didn't bat an eye, and he didn't hesitate a nanosecond to respond.

He said, "You have to do three things. Determine what you want. Determine what you're willing to sacrifice to get it. Then just do it."

Most people have the capacity to dream big, but they lack the will to sacrifice anything to get what they want.

That's just too bad and so sad!

Back to Lindsey for a second. She skied showing no signs of any discomfort even though she skied with a bruised shin.

Think about these questions as you watch the Winter Olympics.

How successful do you really want to become?

What sacrifices are you ready to make today?

On a daily basis, are you doing what it takes to do what it takes to achieve your ultimate success - regardless what it might be?

Do you have to be twice as good as your best competitor? I don't think so.

Here's the proof.

In the women's downhill event these were the times:

Gold: 1:44.19

Silver: 1:44.75

Bronze: 1:45.65

To win you need an edge, advantage, leg up, nose out, slip by, squeeze by - and all by the narrowest of margins.

While the margin of difference between gold and silver is slim at best, the difference in effort is probably humongous.

You have one life to live, and it's not a dress rehearsal is it?

Why not go for it.

Go for the GOLD!

 

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If You Play Golf - This Is An Amazing Book

I'm always trying and seldom succeeding at improving my golf game.

My last 2 scores were 94 and 99. What do 'ya expect, I'm a high handicapper.

Then I bought and started to read Gio Valiante's book titled "Fearless Golf."

Two days ago I took my good friend Bill Lee out for a round of golf. The weather wasn't cooperating.

It was cold and windy. The temperature never got above 50. We had to wear 5 layers of clothing, and hats and gloves on both hands.

The conditions were just horrible.

On the other hand, my score was 85, my best in 16 months.

This is a good book.

You can see the details here.



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How To Be Ordinary


The difference between being ordinary and extraordinary is very small indeed.

What ever decisions you make in life, don't be an overachiever at underachieving.

There is a better way.

Have you ever seen a flock of eagles. No - because eagles don't flock - but pigeons do.

Guess what % of my newsletter subscriber list have signed up for my Sales Trailblazer V.I.P. Selling Club?

The eagles number .009% of my subscribers - because the road to selling success is never crowded.

Become an Eagle and sign-up today.

 

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Jim Meisenheimer. 13506 Blythefield. Lakewood Ranch. FL. 34202
941-907-0415. jim@meisenheimer.com. http://startsellingmore.com



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