Friday, August 03, 2007

66 Tips For Beter Networking - #23

Route 66 - The Journey Toward Success

Tigers Live With Tigers

Some people have an amazing drive for success. They have fire in their belly to achieve more each day than they did the day before and maintain an amazing focus that allows them to create results. Improvement is the name of the game.

Others just seem to float along through life and are easily sidetracked. They want more, but have no plan of action to advance from their current situation. They spend little or no time talking about their goals,...mainly because they have not clarified any goals in the first place.

The people who have ignited their killer instinct are not guaranteed success, but if they are tenacious they have a better chance of grabbing life's proverbial brass ring than those who just sit on their butts hoping for something to happen.

Can you turn on this inner drive? I think you can, but you have to make a conscious effort to become a "tiger". You need to become clear of your vision of success and write your goals down. Then you need to have friends and/or a spouse who share your desires for greatness. If those around you are not motivated to succeed, or just complacent about their desires, then you will get caught up in a whirlwind of mediocrity.

For some reason we get in sync with those around us. In order to be a tiger you need to live and eat with tigers. If you live with sheep you will get slaughtered. Associating with highly motivated people makes you try harder. These types of people expect a lot from those around them and hold them accountable. My most successful and driven friends are the ones who go out of their way to share opportunities and help others achieve their goals.

This is why it is important to always be focused on your networking efforts. As you grow and expand on your journey toward success, you will always have a need to find new friends and business associates whom can be mutually beneficial. They motivate and assist you ....and you do the same thing to advance their life's goals.

I am not suggesting that you dump your old friends (although some should be exited from your life!). Instead the new people are weaved into the tapestry. This not only impacts your life, but also the lives of those who are already in your network. Tigers live with Tigers...only invite those with a killer instinct into your den.

Have A Great Day.


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