Success, Failure, Drive… One in the Same!!!

How can this be? How can success and failure be one in the same? That doesn’t make sense. Does it?

Professional Baseball Player- Gets up 5 times in a game and strikes out, all 5 times. One would agree his performance was a failure. He is a professional, which makes him successful. Right?

Professional Golfer- Has a round of 80. Eight shots over par. A very bad day, for professional golf standards. HIS/HER performance for the day was a huge failure. Correct?

Professional Basketball Player- Shoots 3 for 12 or 25%, for the game. A terrible shooting performance. A true failure. Right?

Professional Sales Representative- sees 40 people, closes 6 deals. Has a 15% closing ratio in a month’s time. A horrible closing performance. Total failing performance. Correct?

How can four professional people, have terrible performances, and still be considered successful?

How does their success, with incredible drive to succeed, result in failing performances?

Who is chastising them, and giving them more grief, than they already have?

Fact: The true professional, is always reminded of what failure truly feels like. The difference is, their professionalism, will drive them to practice, watch themselves, correct what isn’t quite right. They never give up! They live for being the Best of the Best, Point Blank Period!!!

Now let’s look at success…

Professional Baseball Player- Hits .350 for the season. Gets paid huge $$$$!!! He is an unbelievable player, right? He will fail 6.5 times more, than he is successful.

Professional Golfer- Has an incredible round shoots 63. That is 9 strokes behind par 72. This means he/ she will have 50%, success, for an incredible day.

Professional Basketball Player- Has an incredible season. He averages 28 points a game. Shoots 60 percent. He/she will fail 4 out of 10 shots, for an absolutely awesome season.

Professional Sales Representative - Talks with 40 customers, delivers 20 vehicles. Super-super star, this month. Fails 50%, for a great month.

In closing, everyone can have incredible success, with a lot of failure. The motivating drive, is the winning edge. Thru your failures, drive, your success. It truly is one in the same!

Have a great month!!!

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Comment by Tony Provost on July 12, 2011 at 5:43pm
Dave, Thank you for the promo. It's great to have someone of your caliber join dE. Have a great day.
Comment by Tony Provost on July 8, 2011 at 8:09am
Chris Saraceno-Thanks, Truly appreciate the comment.
Comment by Chris Saraceno on July 7, 2011 at 9:35pm
Tony, another great blog
Comment by Tony Provost on July 7, 2011 at 1:18pm

MB- All the success to your TEAM, this month. As always, thanks for taking the time to comment and promote. You are the man!

Comment by Marsh Buice on July 7, 2011 at 1:07pm
Failure is the assurance of success. Right on Tony, it is all a numbers game, the more at bats we have the more our sales go up. Isnt it funny how to be good in this industry you will fail more times than you succeed. Rejection is professional, sales is personal. Good going bro.
Comment by Stephanie Young on July 7, 2011 at 10:35am
Being a tall, awkward brainiac who was also out going and liked boys that were jocks in High School, I could not agree with you more on No is a Yes in disguise.  (smile)  I still wish I could thank all those boys for helping me pass the fear of No, because it has made my professional life a bit less complicated.  I too enjoy your contributions and am humbled to be considered a part of the "brainacs" here on DE.  I look forward to learning something new and/or valuable each time I sign in.
Comment by Tony Provost on July 7, 2011 at 10:21am
Stephanie- very good. I like to think of a NO is a YES IN DISGUISE!!! Have a tremendous day. Your material is awesome. I enjoy it!!
Comment by Tony Provost on July 7, 2011 at 10:16am
Mark-Thank you for this mourning's lesson. You are the man!
Comment by Mark Ludwig on July 7, 2011 at 10:07am
"The difference is, their professionalism, will drive them to practice, watch themselves, correct what isn’t quite right. They never give up! They live for being the Best of the Best, Point Blank Period!!!" Excellent line Tony - finding employees that you can cultivate into a "Professional" will make the difference with creating satisfied customers, motivating co-workers, selling vehicles and making your life easier.
Comment by Stephanie Young on July 7, 2011 at 10:04am
Just like a no is the road to a yes, failure is the pathway to success.  Superstars are not born....they are molded by repetitious failures that don't stand in their way of making the effort one more time.

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