Well “they” say “Motivation” is not permanent. And that is so true but neither is bathing but you do that daily.
Quoted by Zig Ziglar
This sentiment is to true. What it means is motivation, well not permanent must be done
on a daily basis. A friend of mind once said that he has a sales meeting everyday.
I said everyday? He said yes everyday. He then proceeded to tell me that he looks
in the mirror everyday and gives himself a pep talk. He said he would look
in the mirror and say things like, Sell or be Sold, I’m either selling or I am being sold.
And what he meant by that was if he wasn’t able to close a sale it was because
the prospect was better at selling him why he didn’t or couldn’t or won’t buy the product/service
that he was selling.
You need to stay motivated so unless your putting good things in (your head)
like books, audiobooks, training, webinars, seminars you won’t stay up.
You must continually feed yourself positive information even affirmations
before you go to bed. I know that sounds funny or even corny but it works.
Zig Ziglar for many many years sold pots and pans door to door. He got good
at it by accepting rejection daily but he always kept telling himself that he was
one step closer to a “yes” after he received a “no” from a prospect.
So motivation is not permanent and must be continually developed to build
the mindset of a winner. It can be done – stay focused, stay positive.