Win Ribbons

It takes drive, discipline and determination for you to compete and win in our economy.

Last week, I drove out to Indio, about 150 miles northeast of San Diego, to watch my daughter, Catherine, compete in a horse show.

When Catherine was nine, she announced that she wanted to “ride horses.” We dutifully got her a couple of pony rides at a local barn. But that was not what she had in mind. She really wanted to learn to ride.

Flash forward six years. Catherine is now 15, and an accomplished equestrian, on both “hunters” and “jumpers.” She owns three horses and competes in “A” shows with some of the best riders in the country, and wins walls full of ribbons.

Her discipline is amazing. All by herself, she is up and ready to go as early as 6:00 am. She rides each horse several hours per week, walks them for exercise, and takes advanced lessons from two world champion riders.

The point of this story is that you can be competent, confident and successful in sales, entrepreneurship, or any other field if you are willing to put in the long hours of study and practice you need to “win ribbons.”

It takes drive, discipline and determination for you to compete and win in our economy. No one is going to give you anything. You will have to work harder than the others to get ahead.

The good news is that everyone starts at the beginning. No one is smarter or better than you. The only question you have to answer is, “How badly do you want it?”

About Brian Tracy — Brian is recognized as the top sales training and personal success authority in the world today. He has authored more than 60 books and has produced more than 500 audio and video learning programs on sales, management, business success and personal development, including worldwide bestseller The Psychology of Achievement. Brian's goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. You can follow him on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin and Youtube.

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