Edit ModuleShow Tags

Believe in success


Published:

Your beliefs, positive or negative, have more impact on both your personal and professional success than any single element.  Many salespeople possess extensive knowledge of their product and have great sales skills, yet their sale performance is average at best.  
  
Other salespeople with little product knowledge, very few prospects in their pipeline, an inability to articulate their thoughts clearly and less than stellar personalities have sales performances that rank in the top 10 percent.
 
How is that possible?
 
Success in sales, or almost any pursuit, is often not  just a product of one’s talent, education, personality or contacts, but the ability to have a positive outlook and expect positive outcomes.
 
It’s more than having the belief to see the glass as half-full, however, versus half-empty.  It starts with the belief to see positive possibilitie combined with the fortitude to do what's necessary to make those possibilities into positive outcomes.
 
Some people will view a challenge, evaluate both positive and negative aspects and choose to have a positive belief about the outcome.  For instance, getting a "No" as soon as possible in a sales cycle, believe it or not, is positive. At least you know and know now, right?

People who see positive possibilities focus on positive aspects of challenges. The stronger their positive belief grows, the more defined is their necessary action to meet the challenge. 
Some people will view the same challenges and focus on negative factors and outcomes and believe that the challenge can’t be met successfully.  They see limitations and believe failure will be the outcome – so why attempt the challenge?

The more they believe in and convince themselves of the negative aspects, the stronger their beliefs grow about the almost impossible chance of success. They give up, or worse, don’t even try.

People will behave in a manner consistent with their beliefs. Your success is nothing more (or less) than what you believe it to be. Henry Ford once said, "The man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he cannot are both right.”

If success has eluded throughout your life and career, perhaps it’s time to change your beliefs.

Edit Module
Gary Harvey

Gary Harvey is the founder and president of Achievement Dynamics, LLC, a high performance sales training, coaching and development company for sales professionals, managers and business owners. His firm is consistently rated by the Sandler Training as one of the top 10 training centers in the world. He can be reached at 303-741-5200, or gary.harvey@sandler.com.

 

Get more of our current issue | Subscribe to the magazine | Get our Free e-newsletter

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Articles

Why your email security is your financial security

Cyber criminals constantly find new and ingenious ways to exploit email. Once an email account is compromised, the thief can fraudulently gain access to corporate or consumer cash.

Verizon increases peak mobile speeds in Denver and other cities by 50 percent

Verizon has launched LTE Advanced technology to bring 50 percent faster peak wireless data speeds to more than 288 million people in 461 cities from coast to coast, including Devner.

JLL secures space for CommercialTribe in the heart of LoDo

JLL has secured a prime location for CommercialTribe in Denver’s LoDo neighborhood in a space formerly occupied by an oil and gas firm.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Thanks for contributing to our community-- please keep your comments in good taste and appropriate for our business professional readers.

Add your comment: