In sales, as an example, high-achievers win more business more often. This success builds confidence, creates momentum and they continue to succeed. It’s no coincidence that so many salespeople are at their best and often succeed immediately after they’ve had a prior successful sales interaction.
On the other hand, failure breeds failure. As salespeople face rejection on a regular basis, and typically lose far more often than they win, they can lose confidence and momentum, consequently becoming vulnerable to ‘falling in a rut’ and failing for an extended period.
The same is true of success in any endeavor.
People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy. – Tony Robbins
I believe a key to sustained success is two-fold:
1) Learn from your mistakes and take swift action to correct your course.
2) Capitalize on your wins and maintain your positive momentum.
At the end of the day, success is like a snowball.. You have to get it going and the more you roll in the right direction the greater it gets!
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