One Important Success Behavior

By: Dan Kennedy on: February 22nd, 2011 4 Comments

There’s one of the many success behaviors that may be more telling than others: capitalizing aggressively, relentlessly, quickly and fully on every opportunity.

I have actually seen GKIC Members exhibit at our events, then fail to be at their exhibits. Have opportunities to write articles for our newsletters or e-mail courses or my books and take it casually, hastily do sloppy work, poorly written, poorly constructed to generate response. I see news items everyday that different business owners could grab and use but don’t.

I see a lot of casualness and sloppiness and laziness when opportunities present themselves to most people. Frankly, I still don’t understand it.

I was taught that the hottest fires in hell are reserved for those who squander gifts, like their abilities and their opportunities. I have also been very, very broke – I know what it is like to not do well. To have phones disconnected, cars repossessed, bill collectors calling relentlessly, checks bouncing, even to go hungry.

Also, because I treat opportunities well, eagerly receive them, am grateful for them, act on them, I attract them.

I have the vision to see into the future, all the ramifications of an opportunity. Not because I’m psychically gifted. Because I worked at that skill.

Yes, these days, I turn away a lot of opportunities. More so with each passing day. Things I’d have leapt at five or ten years ago. I’m discovering that only brings more, better and different opportunities of the kind I can accept, that fit my present life. Now, the turning down is by deliberate choice.

Most of what I see going on is not that. It is more of a casual, laissez-faire attitude, a not taking things seriously. Maybe the result of the extended good economy we’ve been in, of doing well without really having to hustle.

Maybe age difference. I’m not sure.


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4 Responses

  1. Constantin says:

    Indeed, we’re soft skinned. Not working hard enough and expecting everything to be so easy. Some of it is due to the internet where we expect everything to be happening in an instant, overnight.

    We gotta hustle and not get comfortable! Hard work never killed anyone.

    Thanks for his!

  2. Todd Skipton says:

    “….the hottest fires in hell” line is jolting and is a fantastic reminder of the adage ‘to whom much is given, much is expected.’ Great insight in this article!

  3. KC says:

    I myself am NOT afraid of “Hard Work”, not one bit, but when you said you too have been very, very broke, that’s where I am now. I’m counting every single Blessing in my life, each and everyday, I’m just so lost. I have nobody to speak to about these things, and If I did, I’d ask, what do I do? I’m not sure of this question, and I ask myself, What is it, I can do, nearly every single day. I keep trying, no matter what, and if I’m hit and knocked down, I dust myself up and “Man UP”, so to speak. Oh I’m a lady but you know..
    Anyway, I enjoyed this issue, and I thank you for it, got my mind going now.:)
    Kindly have a Blessed Day…

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