I don’t know if you watch tennis, but it’s one of the few sports that requires the athlete’s total 100% commitment, and superb performance from start to finish.
There’s no team to rely on, it’s you against your opponent ’till the end.
It is one of my favorite sports, and in watching Wimbledon finals the other day, the match with Roger Federer against Andy Murray reminded me once again about the importance of finishing strong.
Right out of the gate Andy Murray came out firing away and you could tell the guy was ready to win.
His serves were better, he was making half the number of mistakes Federer was, and ended up winning the 1st set.
But as you know, in sports AND in business, it’s not the first horse out of the gate that wins the race.
And after the initial burst of energy, he got tired and started making more mistakes as Roger Federer won 3 consecutive sets, ended up winning the championship and regaining his spot as the #1 player in the world.
And I’ve watched this in tennis MANY times, when the game starts out one way, but then everything shifts and the other person ends up winning.
It’s especially interesting to watch how the moment a player starts losing…
… HOW they respond to it.
Some get refocused and play harder, while others buckle, start making more mistakes which ends up costing them the game.
One of the reasons I admire Federer and believe is reason he’s the best in the world… the guy is like a machine, almost never showing any emotion, just plays hard and often comes back from losing the first set.
Is it any wonder he has the biggest winning record of all time and more Grand-Slam Titles than any other player in the history of the sport?
And it’s exactly the same in business.
I think this business is a LOT like tennis.
So many people start out strong right out of the gate.
I didn’t, I actually struggled for a long time… but have seen others who just blew by everyone else at first… BUT when they hit a bump in the road, for many it was the beginning of the end.
Fortunately, to win in business, you don’t need to be the best or the fastest.
You just need to finish strong.
Never let up… stay focused and don’t take your eye of the goal.
The reason it’s so easy to make it to the top, is because most people won’t do that.
They’ll lose their momentum and instead of refocusing, they’ll give in OR move on to something else.
Case in point…
Have you ever bought a course, with full intentions to go through it ’till the end?
And then somewhere along the line, you’ve lost interest or something made you lose focus and you never finished it?
We all have… and it’s one of the major pitfalls in our business.
Most just start and stop and never see the whole thing through to the end.
It’s easy to get excited in the beginning, but it’s a heck of a lot harder to keep your enthusiasm and commitment all the way through.
Took me YEARS to finally accept the fact that most people are just not made this way.
I still don’t know why and I’ll never get them… but I stopped trying to figure this out.
98% of people will never do a thing… or even if some will, most will never finish it.
It’s not a negative, it’s just the way it is.
It’s true for the network marketing industry… as well as for ANY business opportunity/money making product that exists.
All those people who bought real estate, tax lien, stock trading, franchise, etc… “how to make money” products… 98% did NOTHING with them.
There is GOOD NEWS for you.
If you simply OUTLAST the competition, you’re guaranteed to win.