One of the guys that I works with is always saying this quote, “If it’s meant to be it’s up to me.” He is very successful in business. What he means by this is that if you are going to be successful it is up to you. You can not depend on someone else to make you rich.
Am I going to be rich? Yes, absolutely. I have income goals from this year, going into the future the next 5 years and then a 10 year goal. I understand that to make money you have to be motivated and passionate. I am a member of several professional organizations and a chamber of commerce. Do they bring me business? Not necessarily, but they do allow me to make connections to better serve clients.
Some people that I work with pretend to be busy and pretend like that have large amounts of activity. The corporation that I work at does not hide the amount of money people make. For those of us at the same level we know approximately how much each other makes and the amount of business we each generate. What boggles my mind is when the people that are not making money constantly sit with one another and complain.
I have only been at the company for so long, but even so I can see those that will become successful and those that will be not. Spend free-time reading and studying your industry, find ways for clients to save money, get out of your home and meet new people. You WILL NOT become successful by sitting around watching television.
Setting goals. You will not become successful without goals. So be honest with yourself. Are you genuinely interested in being successful? Have you set realistic goals for yourself? How can you develop the internal motivation that really counts? When it comes to motivation, knowing is not as important as doing.
If you associate with people that are negative and always down you will end up the same way. Associate with winners and help people, and you will become successful.