Guest Post By: Brent Widman
The choice is ours.
So many times people go throughout life and they make the easy choice. It can be as small as should I do the dishes, mow the lawn, rake the yard or just lay here and watch a movie, watch football or just watch TV. It can also be the life changing choices. Do I buy the house? Do I treat my spouse they way they should be treated? Do I work as hard as I possibly can each and every day?
Every one of us has similar choices. We make them from the time we wake up until we lay our heads down. We tell ourselves we want to do more, want to accomplish more and we want more out of life. Yet our actions aren’t speaking the way our words are. We are hitting snooze not only on our alarm, but on life.
Truly successful people, and that’s YOUR definition of success, make the choice to go out and get it. They make the CHOICE to do things that others aren’t going to do. Get off the couch and get active. We all can make excuses, but that’s what they are, excuses. That’s where your choice comes in. Do we take the easy way out, or do we get after it?
Do you make the right choice daily?
What is the right choice for you?
Do you ever find yourself wishing you would have done more? Accomplished more? Making a choice is the hardest thing we do daily. The reason being, it happens every moment of every day. I wish someone would have told me years ago that if I just made the choice to work harder, be disciplined and always, and I mean always give it your all that you can accomplish anything.
What is that anything? – Go after what you want. If you want to be in sales, be in sales, if want to be a doctor, lawyer, accountant, business for yourself, sell insurance, advisor, real estate, mortgage go out and do it. Don’t let someone tell you it can’t be done. That’s because they CHOSE not to do it. When you are passionate about something it’s not a job. It’s a way of life.
- You have to start somewhere. It takes hard work. Sometimes that can be studying, it can be getting up at 3:30, going to bed at 12:00 or 1:00 am. It can be doing the things we need to do. What are those things?
- You can’t do it yourself. You need people around you. You need mentors, trainers, coaches, people that can help you get to where you want to go. No one person knows it all. No one. Go out and find those people that will help you and keep you accountable.
Discipline is the hardest part of the daily choice. When you say you are going to do something, do it. Don’t wish it, hope it, talk about it, get up and do it. Write that book, that blog, take that class, start that business, create that idea, take that vacation, spend time with the family, tell your spouse you love them. No amount of hoping and thinking about it will make it happen.
Brent Widman is has over 10 years experience in all aspects of sales. He is a professional sales coach at Southwestern Consulting. Brent has expertise in lead generation, prospecting, selling to top execs and the art of follow up. He has worked with numerous individuals to improve their sales processes, day to day interaction and ultimately them as a person. He is a former division director, sales director and district manager for distinguished sales teams in the recruiting, fitness and communications world.