These are tough times. Granted. But I've learned that tough times never last ... but tough people do.
I have found myself saying this about 10 times in the last week. So I thought I would share it with you.
Most of us stop after we get one no from someone.
Some even stop before they get a no – which could be yes – by never asking because they are afraid of . . .
Bill gates got over 200 no’s to his idea of Microsoft, he was told it would never work by those 200 people.
Howard Schultz, the guy who founded starbucks was told by 267 people that his coffee shop idea would never work.
The kernel from KFC was told over 1,000 times his idea for a Kentucky fried chicken place would never work.
The guy who wrote chicken soup for the soul books was turned down by over 100 publishers. They said his book would never sell. And the series has sold more books than any other book in the world except the bible.
So, when you ask for a raise, or apply for a job, or do anything in life, how many no’s do you get before you stop?
So how do you get through the tough times? By going within. Instead of going without. Become principle centered instead of directed by other people’s thoughts, ideas and opinions of you.
When you live from your center within, it doesn’t matter what is going on outside of yourself. Or how difficult it is.
Stephen covey in his 7 habits of highly effective people does a great job of explaining this and how to live your life from that place.