What if your manager came to you and said that if you work hard for six months you will be promoted to a much higher position with much better pay.
But you would have to do the following:
- work hard (could say work smarter, not harder)
- work a few extra hours when needed,
- find ways to solve problems without being asked to do so
- try to make the company more efficient
- have a great attitude
Your attitude would have to be that the company you work for is a very good one and that you have a great future there.
Your attitude would be that you make a big difference in the company and that you are responsible for turning around some of the problems and making things better whenever you can.
Actually, most managers would promote anyone who would do all these things, even if they didn’t sit down with the employee and tell them so. That is the kind of employee that gets ahead and the kind of employee that companies are looking to promote.
Not many people achieve great success in life (by whatever definition of success) but then, not many even try. So the number of people that achieve great success compared to the number of people that really try for great success is not that that small. In other words, not many people become famous actors, but then, not many people try to become famous actors.
Jenean Turner had up to 4 auditions per day for acting positions from the age of 15 until she was 27 years old. She was turned down over 1000 times before she got the big role in the TV show Northern Exposure. That is not to say she didn’t get any job offers, she did, but not the big stuff she was looking for.
Most people quit if they hear too many no’s. But what if you could predict the future and saw that you only had 20 no’s before you got a yes. You would just keep working, keep hearing the no’s because you knew without a doubt that you would finally get a yes. But the Law of Attraction, the law of faith says that whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Jesus said everything is possible for one who believes.
90% of first time businesses fail. 90% of second time business succeed, but 80% don’t try after they fail once. Isn’t that amazing, so many people don’t try a second time?
One of the bestselling writers of the past two decades was turned down 144 times by publishers until he was told yes. The Chicken Soup for the Soul books have sold over 100 million copies in 47 different languages because Jack Canfield and Victor Hanssen would not stop trying, no matter what.
How many people gave up trying to stop an addition, trying to start a business, save a marriage, keep kids on track, get a promotion–just before they would have succeeded?
The Concordia Lutheran Church Men’s Club will once again be selling Christmas trees and wtaerhs this year. The tree lot is located at the Church-School, 4245 Lake Avenue. Christmas tree sales will begin on Friday, November 23rd. The lot will be open 12:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily, except Saturday mornings, when it opens at 9:00 a.m. The proceeds from this fund raiser are used to support various projects and functions of the Concordia Church and school. A selection can be made from Scotch Pine, White Pine, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, and Blue Spruce. These trees were just cut a couple of weeks ago. Please come see how fresh they are. Decorated and undecorated wtaerhs are also available. Your patronage would be greatly appreciated.
I used to give up on the first attempt. I am not even close to being like that anymore.
thanks for the fresher, great reminders…
I needed to be reminded of this yet again. I know I haven’t sent my pitch letter to enough literary agents. Thank you Brad. Back to the drawing board I go.
while you are still breathing never give up.
I guess that old adage: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That is the hardest part. After a while we give up and try to accept where we are at, despite being unhappy. Thanks for the positive vibe today!
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Much needed “shot in the arm” when it comes to job hunting! Even Stephen King got rejection letters at the beginning of his career!
I’ve read this same stuff 100 times and each time I do it’s like a breath of fresh air, thank you.
Try again. if you fail again..must try and try again.you will win