Do you know where you’re going? Recently my flight home to Ft.Lauderdale was rerouted to Miami. It was a late-night flight change, so I took a taxi home. My taxi driver didn’t use GPS but he knew how to get from Miami to Ft.Lauderdale via the highway so he drove smoothly at first. Yet, as we got closer to my house, he was unfamiliar with the neighborhood and surrounding area so he began to start and stop. He would slow down, then speed up and even though I was giving him direction, he drove as if he was unsure of where he was going so he kept hitting the brake so as not to go too fast. At first, he had a clear picture of the direction he was going and therefore he drove confidently and smoothly. But, when he was unclear and lacking confidence it was a rough drive. So much so I got car sick from the jerking motion of the car. It reminds me of the Team National (TN) success journey. Those that know “where” they are going and “why” find the ride smoother.
There are still twists and turns but overall, it’s a smoother more enjoyable ride with a higher success rate. Those that don’t know “where” they are going and/or “why” they are an Independent Representative with TN have a much bumpier journey. They often start and stop, and hit the turns hard. The journey is still drivable but they encounter more rough roads. Unfortunately, some get sick along the way or simply give up because the road is tough. Some get through it with mental toughness, some get clarity of the direction, some get help from others and some get off the road entirely and park their car, with their dreams not to be seen on the TN Success Journey ever again. In the TN Game Plan book, step one is to define your dream, know your why and set your goals. Those that know their why (bring a spouse home, work less hours, have more time, have extra income etc.), set goals (plan a timeline) to determine where they are going, and follow the TN system have a smoother more enjoyable ride. Many of us hit bumpy roads or head in unknown directions but people that enjoy the ride, stay positive, stay determined, get clarity and help from others and never give up on their success road find the greatest joy.
Enjoy the journey,