Don’t take no for an answer

Brad Stanton —  June 17, 2014 — 4 Comments

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?

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4 responses to Don’t take no for an answer

  1. 

    I believe what you posted made a lot of sense.

    But, consider this, suppose you typed a catchier title?
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    me 5 minutes a day and I’ll give you a happier, more successful life!
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  2. 

    First of all I would like to say excellent blog! I had a quick question which I’d like to ask if you do not mind.
    I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your head before
    writing. I’ve had a difficult time clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out there.
    I do take pleasure in writing however it just seems
    like the first 10 to 15 minutes are lost just trying to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or tips?
    Appreciate it!

  3. 

    Good advice, Brad. When I was teaching English, I got so discouraged because many of my students didn’t try, let alone make an honest effort to succeed. I often wonder what has happened to many of them.

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