“I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh
Let’s face it… many in sales are just moving from task to task, without any real strategy or goals in place. You, however, long to be different. You want to be successful in your sales career and in life in general. You are ready to take complete ownership of painting your picture and setting goals to achieve it.
Here are some simple strategies that you can use to make sure that you paint a picture that is worthy of all that you are:
Step 1: Sit and think. Ask yourself these questions:
-What exactly do I want to accomplish in my life?
-What are the obstacles that will need to be eliminated?
-What are my goals for today?
-What are my goals for tomorrow?
Step 2: Realize that what you think gives you every indication of what you are, and what you will be.
Of course, a person can think all day long, but without a good attitude, it is a waste of time. How we choose to feel, and react to our surroundings can be a great influence to your success. While we cannot always control our surroundings or the people who have influence on our lives, we can always control how we feel and how we react to things. If you think about it, you see it, and do it every day.
Of course, what you think, and your attitude is only as important as what you do.
Step 3: Act. Your actions should be considered the paintbrushes that you use to paint the picture of your future. How we hold these brushes, and use them to paint the masterpiece of our lives depends greatly on what has happened, and what we have done in the past. Think back to your past. Past lessons from school, from the playground, even from the sales meeting last week all can influence what you do at this moment. It is important to use these bits on information, and allow them to help form and mold your actions.
So, how do you feel when you look at your picture now? Are you excited? Bored? Complacent?