Knocking on doors persistently pays off
If you are ever concerned about turning off a prospect by your high level of confidence or eagerness, look back on specific instances when someone in the past rejoiced at the fact that you didn’t give up on them. It’s also helpful to remember that those who like you will like you no matter what you do and those who hate you would have hated you anyway.
4. Affirm Yourself. Before you knock on any door, repeat this statement aloud and with enthusiasm at least ten times: "Whatever brought me to this door I am currently knocking on understands that somehow I possess something of immense substance which only I can deliver." At times, affirming yourself is more important than the actual act of knocking for the frequency of your state of mind usually arrives days before you ever get to any door.
5. Have Faith. If getting through the current door you are knocking on will help you create relationships that will make your wildest dream come true, would you ever stop knocking on this door? Perhaps the only thing missing right now in your life is the fact that you are not treating whatever door you are knocking on as such. Believe that something bigger than yourself brought you to this door. And remember that faith is the beginning to every accomplishment.
Call to Action: Knock on every door today with extreme confidence as though a positive response is awaiting you. Approach the day as though the opportunity of a lifetime is right behind one of the doors you are going to be knocking on and since you don’t know which door it is, treat every door with the upmost respect. Keep in mind that the frequency of your state of mind gets to a door days before you even get there. So constantly affirm yourself with statements like, “The opportunity of a lifetime is waiting for me behind a door.” Fuel your daily efforts with purpose by seeing the list of reasons why you are doing what you are doing. When all else fails, remember to be patient and that not now doesn’t mean not ever.
These concepts can be summarized with Calvin Coolidge’s statement: “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
Andres Lara is an international-selling author and sought-after motivational speaker who speaks to companies and groups from all walks of life on the psychology of how to move forward when you feel like quitting. Connect with him at info@TheCubanGuy.com, www.TheCubanGuy.com, or call 239-424-9152.
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