Updated: May 3, 2020
"It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary." Winston Churchill Often times in life, when a person fails to achieve an objective, they merely shrug their shoulders and say, "Oh well, I did my best." Sometimes the "I did my best" excuse is valid.
But in most cases the "I did my best" excuse is flawed because the person did not do their best. Most of the time when a person uses the "I did my best" excuse, what they're really doing is absolving themselves of all personal responsibility. They are basically saying that the outcome "isn't my fault". I learned about the flawed "I did my best" excuse more than 40 years ago from my high school football coach. He taught us that the "I did my best" excuse almost never applies in football or in life. He repeatedly taught us that we could always do better, that we could always be better, and that to do better and be better we had to do what's necessary to succeed each and every day. (All of this applies directly to succeeding in network marketing!) My high school football coach practices what he preaches. Today he's 80-years-old he's kept himself in tremendous shape. Several years ago he was inducted into our Hall of Fame because during his six years as the school's head football coach his teams went 67-9, they won 6 league championships, they appeared in 4 state championship games (won two of them), and they twice lost in the semi-finals of the playoffs. It was an amazing six-year run! Although it's been more than 40 years since I played high school football, I can still hear my coach teaching us that "to succeed you must do what's necessary so you can do and be your best." The philosophy of "doing what's necessary to succeed" is directly applicable to network marketers. In network marketing, the percentage of people who fail is significantly greater than those who succeed. Only 1% of all network marketers will make any money; those who earn $10,000 a month and more make up a mere fraction of the 1%. Whereas some people look at that 1% success rate as a reason to avoid network marketing, I look at it with tremendous excitement and enthusiasm. That's because I know that the 1% stands for all that's possible. I know from personal experience and from knowing so many Top Earners and Master Distributors that it's simple and easy to be in the network marketing industry's 1% club if you "know how to play the game" of network marketing, and you do what's necessary. Yes, it is simple and easy to succeed in network marketing. All you need to do is choose to do what's necessary to succeed.