Victor owns a towing company in the Miami area.He’s a
good guy.Kind to a fault.Bend over backwards to help a
friend.He’s also one of the hardest working persons that
I know.A slave to his own business.He’ll return from delivering
9 cars to the auction in Orlando(a 500+ mile round trip).That’s just
the driving part.There ‘s also the loading and unloading of the cars.
Then he’ll jump in his heavy duty tow truck and off he goes.Most certainly,
if he continues like this,he’s headed for serious health problems.
Now,he’s not being like this because he’s greedy.The problem is finding
drivers for his trucks is nearly impossible.And when he does find someone
they are either unreliable,they abuse the trucks,accidents,all kinds of problems
Unfortunately,it’s been like this in all the years I’ve known him.He says he’s tired
of the business,but he never gives up.
Working hard by itself is obviously not the key to success.My friend Victor possess
two key ingredients for success.He’ll work hard and he’s persistent.I guess what’s
missing is the correct success formula for him to apply all that effort into.
If you’re a hard worker who is persistent,but have not found the success you
deserve,then I suggest you try the following.
-Set yourself a definite goal.If you don’t know where you’re going any road will take you
there and chances are you won’t like where you end up.Decide what you would like to
accomplish(your goal).Write it down and read it everyday.Make sure that this goal is
something that you truly,truly want.
-Learn everything you can about achieving your goal.Knowledge is potential power and
the more you have the better equipped you’ll be for attaining your goal.Now,you don’t
have to know everything to start,but you should at least know enough to start in the right
-Take action.This is where it happens.This is where knowledge becomes power.Without
action,knowledge is useless.Without action,nothing will change for you.This is where
hard work and persistence pays off.
Manage your expectations.Expect to win.But know that it’s not going to be overnight.It
maybe a long hard journey with lots of disappointments along the way if your goal is big
enough and worthwhile.But it’s these obstacles that cause you to grow,to become
stronger and become the person who deserves success.
It’s also the reason why you really have to have a burning desire for attaining your goal
because that’s what’s going to keep you going through these obstacles and
disappointments.If your reason is not strong enough,you’ll quit.
To your success!