To Win you Have to Play the Game


Greetings!  Today I would like to share a famous quote by Michael Jordan and take just a few minutes to talk about it.

To win you don’t have to be the best, but you do have to be willing to play.  I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” –Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan was one of the all-time best basketball players and holds many records.  However, he did not get there overnight.  He spent many hours practicing every aspect of the game.  He failed over and over and over again.  It was those failures that caused him to be a winner.  You can’t succeed if you don’t try.  You can’t win if you are not willing to play.

I’m sure you can already figure out how this relates to network marketing.  However, I’ll spell it out for you.  If you are tired of doing the same things over and over in your life and not getting anywhere, then you have to do something different.  Network marketing is a brilliant vehicle that can take you from your current situation into a more fulfilled life.  You can read tons of books, talk to everyone that is successful, but until you join a company and actually become a distributor/representative then you are not even playing the game.  To win in this industry, you first have to get into the industry and start playing the game.

Jordan missed more than 9,000 shots, lost over 300 games, but still kept playing.  There are tons of setbacks in this industry.  If you don’t believe me, read my post about What is the catch with network marketing.  There will be tons of people that will tell you NO.  Others might say this industry is a scam, and they will try and squash your dreams.  They will say things to try and keep you from succeeding.  However, you must stay the course and never quit.  Stay laser focused on the Win.  You might take two steps forward and one step back, but as long as you get back up and keep playing, you will succeed.

Every time you show someone your business, it is like taking a shot at making a basket.  With some shots you will score, with others you won’t, but as long as you keep taking shots you are well on your way.  You will win some and you will lose some, but over time, like Michael Jordan, you will become a professional and be super successful and fulfill all your dreams.


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