The Entrepreneur Mindset – Beware, Rough Road Ahead

Entrepreneur Mindset - Just 3 Feet From Gold“The career I have chosen is laden with opportunity yet it is fraught with heartbreak and despair and the bodies of those who have failed, were they piled atop one another, would cast its shadow down upon all the pyramids of the earth. Yet I will not fail, as the others…” excerpt from The Scroll Marked I – The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino.

Can we wipe away all the hype and be brutally honest at this point? Re-read that excerpt from The Greatest Salesman in the World. Bodies piled on top of one another so high it would cast a shadow on ALL the pyramids of the earth? Really? Whoa Nelly, does that sound like a career path you really want to take? Seriously?
The path of the entrepreneur is no easy road to haul, not at all, but I want you to read the last line, the very last line.. “Yet I will not fail, as the others…” Og knew what he was doing when he wrote this particular piece. He knew that if given the proper tools, the path of the entrepreneur is one laden with great opportunity. And in multi level marketing, network marketing, or direct sales, the organizations that have been most successful provide all the necessary tools one needs to become uber successful to the tune of millions.
Let me leave you with this excerpt from Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, “One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat. Every person is guilty of this mistake at one time or another. An uncle of R. U. Darby was caught by the “gold fever” in the gold-rush days, and went west to DIG AND GROW RICH… After weeks of labor, he was rewarded by the discovery of the shining ore… A few more cars of that ore would clear the debts. Then would come the big killing in profits.
Down went the drills! Up went the hopes of Darby and Uncle! Then something happened! The vein of gold ore disappeared! They had come to the end of the rainbow, and the pot of gold was no longer there! They drilled on, desperately trying to pick up the vein again-all to no avail.
Finally, they decided to QUIT. They sold the machinery to a junk man for a few hundred dollars… He called in a mining engineer to look at the mine and do a little calculating… His calculations showed that the vein would be found JUST THREE FEET FROM WHERE THE DARBYS HAD STOPPED DRILLING! That is exactly where it was found!”
So, when the road gets rough, and it will, remember, seek professional help (your upline or business partners who have been where you are) and DON’T QUIT! YOU ARE JUST THREE FEET FROM GOLD!
Do you have a story about how your persistence and perseverance paid off? Please share below!
– Drew