M.B.A. - The Three Factors of SuccessWritten by Anita Foley
You will often hear it said that things come in 3’s. My Grandma used to say, “Good news, bad news, and blind mice all come in 3’s.” Well, she was right, and, over years, I have discovered 3 most important things needed to be successful.
I’ve found that Motivation, Belief, and Action (M.B.A.) are three factors that go hand-in-hand and are all needed to succeed with anything you do in life, including doing business online. To accomplish anything, you must not only be Motivated by your dream, but you must Believe you can accomplish it, and then you must Act.
Motivation begins with a dream or a desire. It may be for better working conditions, more money, a better house in a better neighborhood, a desire to travel and see world, play a musical instrument, learn a foreign language, prepare a fabulous feast, or whatever else your imagination can conjure up. Motivation is usually accompanied by enthusiasm. It sets your blood tingling, puts that fervent look in your eye and a smile on your face.
The old saying, “when student is ready, teacher appears” is often true when keen motivation is present. You suddenly become aware of things you were not aware of before. It seems everything you need is made available to you. Opportunity knocks, so to speak. When you are motivated, your enthusiasm leads to passion. You become passionate about your dream, and you can think of nothing else. That is what leads to second factor - Belief.
When you are passionate about your dream, you feel a strong belief in your heart that you will accomplish it. There exists a “knowing” that cannot be explained – you just know you will succeed. No one will be able to tell you otherwise. They may even think you’re a little looney. This is a good indication that you’re on right track.
When I think about this level of belief, I am reminded of time I interviewed for a job for which I had no background or experience. I was motivated by fact that I needed to make more money and I hated job I was doing at time. I really wanted job and believed that I could do it and that I’d be good at it. On interview, I portrayed such passion about position and my deep desire to do work that I was hired on spot. I “believed” my way into it.
When It's Good to do Things BadlyWritten by Mary Wilkey
WHEN IT'S GOOD TO DO THINGS BADLY
How many times have you heard "If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well"?
Being somewhat of a perfectionist by nature, I adopted this very credo years ago. Consequently, I've been frustrated most of my life!
As I've grown busier and busier over years, I've finally realized real truth about this old adage. It simply isn't true!
Certainly, world is full of things worth doing and worth doing well, but it is also loaded with things that, although they are worth doing, they do not fall into that special arena reserved for things worth doing well!
Take folding clothes, for instance. It is a necessary task and certainly worth doing; otherwise, your appearance is going to suffer greatly. However, it is NOT necessary to fold them perfectly. Smoothly yes, perfectly no!
Mundane tasks like this should take up as little of our time as possible, and to fuss over them consumes our precious time better spent on more profitable endeavors.
Playing games is another instance of something not worth doing well—unless, of course, you're doing it professionally to make a living. Oh, I know it's enjoyable to play well, and you should play to best of your ability if you're going to play at all—but to spend time perfecting game skills just for purpose of attaining a high score is totally ludicrous. Not that it isn't fun to win—it is—but that's all amateur games should be—fun.