Accomplish Your Dreams (Part 19)

To Accomplish Your Dreams, you need to take some careful time to plan. How to implement is essentially a very significant step after you conceive for something. After conceptualization and documentation of an idea, you need to plan the following steps for implementation. But, please, do not fall victim as so many do by over planning! It amazes me how many people tell me of some wonderful idea they have and yet later when I ask how they did with it they have yet to act upon it. I would urge you all that if you want something bad enough you are going to have to get out of your comfort zone! I assure you the awkwardness you feel has been shared by many before you, but the good news is that the success has been as well!

The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement. You can Accomplish Your Dreams by appreciating and encouraging yourself, your resources and your team as well. Kindly never get disappointed on any failure – every failure must encourage you to take next step more carefully. There would always be obstacles in your way when you are trying to move for finance, clearances from various authorities, organizing other resources. You know! Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your mind off your goals. You should never ignore your goal and you will have to try for the same strenuously. Until you try, you will not be noticed through any one. No one knows what you can do till you try. Your caliber will not come into light until you do something. Do the very best you can with what you have. There is a big difference in wanting to and willing to. You want something – you will do that thing. If you simply wish, you have a weak determination and it is possible that you may give up as soon as you see first obstacle.

To Accomplish Your Dreams, you need to do what you conceive. People who stay on top, who are winners year after year, have one thing in common – a winning attitude. They know that complacency breeds mediocrity – so they give 100 percent. They always are the best they can be, and they never spend time thinking about what they have done, because it steals from what they have yet to do.

To Accomplish Your Dreams, Use the power of Yes or No. The other night I was chatting with my friend. During the chatting, I came to know that the person was getting ready to go on a big sales appointment the following day and wanted to discuss it a bit. He was telling me all about the client, and the product he offered. Since he knew that I had previous experience in both sales and Management. He asked if I were in his place, what sales speech would I go with? I have to tell you that I think my answer surprised him a bit. I told him that since he obviously knew his product to hold a top position in the market, that the best thing to do was to simply review the benefits of his product and then ask the prospect point blank “Based on what I have told you about this do you think it is something that would be of benefit? Believe me I know that this might go against what many of you have heard about sales. However, in my own experience I have found that nothing is more effective than reducing it down to a yes or no question. I told my friend that while he may get a no answer at least then he could have a chance to address the concerns of the prospect. You see using this technique you can avoid the possibility of a long drawn out decision making period. As a worst case scenario the person will not want your product or service even after you counter their concerns. At least then you can begin to better focus your efforts on the next person. Remember success is a journey that is forged one step after another!

A similar situation happened with a friend that was concerned about a grade she had gotten on a test. It seemed that the test counted for a major portion of the overall class grade. Needless to say she was a bit worried. After talking for a bit I finally asked her “have you asked the teacher if you could do extra credit?” to which she said she had not. The next day she said that she and the professor had worked out a way for her and the class to earn extra points. The key thing here is not that she had gotten another chance. Rather the lesson here is ” You can’t possibly expect to gain something if you don’t first ask for it! After all the worst anyone can say is no. To Accomplish Your Dreams, you need to express yourself clearly and loudly if diplomacy does not ask you otherwise.

Success doesn’t come the way you think it does, it comes from the way you think. If you are not afraid to face the music, you may someday lead the band. If you wish to Accomplish Your Dreams, you may please do not find fault, find a remedy. Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. Difficulties are stepping stones to success.

To Accomplish Your Dreams, you need to go looking for opportunity! There is opportunity all around us, unfortunately we are not always tuned into it. Make it a practice to continuously be on the lookout for new and interesting opportunities. Be sure to tell those around you that you are always interested in advancement and would they please keep you in mind should they here of anything. Along the way you will inevitably be introduced to things that are of no interest to you. However, I promise that with an open minded attitude that wonderful opportunity will find you!

Be Happy – Accomplish Your Dreams.