Strategy I want to talk with you about what is perhaps the greatest success commonality and the greatest success characteristic that spans all eras. You will find it heavily riddled through Napoleon Hill’s work going all the way back to the 1930’s and before.
You will find it in today’s business leaders and I am convinced we will find it in the next century’s business leaders.
In fact, several years ago at a political function that I attended, one of the things that I had an opportunity to do was to observe President Reagan up close speaking and I tell you this and ask you to sit aside whatever your political preferences are for a second, not that I make mine a secret, but it really doesn’t matter what your political preferences are, but we would all probably agree that he did an amazing job under crisis.
Yes…the greatest success characteristic is the ability to handle crisis.
This characteristic if you think about it is common of all super successful people – super successful pro athletes, super successful coaches, super successful business people, super successful sales people.
Who succeeds best in sales? The person who does it the same way whether it’s immediately after having made a sale or having lost a sale – the person who’s performance doesn’t deviate.
You see that quality we find it’s an ability to recover from adversity so rapidly that the observer doesn’t notice the recovery. You’ll find that in all of the training in the Napoleon Hill books. You’ll find that in just about anybody’s book you want to open up, about any texts, any material, about being successful you’re going to find a discussion of the necessity to overcome adversity.
Because everybody fails on their way to success. It happens. Try to find a highly successful person who hasn’t actually had more failures than they’ve had successes. Try and find one. You won’t.