We live in a quick fix; fast solution, immediate results driven society where 24 hour news cycle and instant feedback rule our social lives. Read a book now and you become an expert that can teach the topic. Start a diet and in 90-days you will have the body of a super model.
The need for instant gratification prevents some people from realizing incremental long-term success. That would be the equivalent of planting a rose then neglecting to nurture and feed the plant and expecting the flowers to bloom!
Being an average car sales person is similar to the neglected rose that never truly blossoms. Failure to receive the proper nutrients on a consistent basis stops the potential. The need for an immediate solution becomes primary to planting the seed in the first place.
Traditionally, top performers are relentless at performing the “mundane” steps on a consistent basis. They do the small things that in the moment seem to produce little to no results. Incremental choices to make a phone call, send an email, capture a video, read a good book or improve product knowledge skills; are the solutions to failing sales.
Here are five “mundane” skills that if practiced daily will produce long-term success:
"Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting...in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be."
~ Zig Ziglar