Many in Network Marketing do not really understand what sacrifices and deferred gratification entail and the dangers of not making them. A lot of people get it all wrong to start with and do the wrong things.
A ngel narrated; “My mother got pregnant on two different occasions and brave birth to my brother and me for my father and never got married to him. got pregnant for another man with who she had the remaining six children. They got married I suppose (she being either the second or third wife) and the first child she had for her new man was born less than two years after I was born.
I later learned that she turned down all appeal to finish her studies and preferred having children to planning for her future possibly because she did not have a vision for a better future. Sadly, she never made any effort to train me and my siblings. My older brother is still angry with her and my dad for abandoning him and has refused to forgive them.
My mum is quite old now and has not been able to receive the kind of gracious treatment I see other great children give to their loving mothers. One of my siblings who I have never seen express his anger has refused to send a dime to my mum. I do my own little best to send her something whenever I have it, but I think that my mum would have been more blessed had she made any sacrifices for us by deferring her gratification and making sacrifices for us and our future. She could have advised herself aright and faced the challenges of giving my brother and I the best care and love that we deserved before going ahead to remarry and have more children they could not give their best to. This could have been very different and better by now. ”
What Gratifications Could You Defer to the Future?
What you read about is a true life story as told by Angel on why the mother has not been enjoying a great old age with her children. Do you know this same thing is happening to many Network Marketers who have refused to see their desired or preferred future? What kind of preferred future could you imagine for your Home Based Business that your generations unborn will be proud of whenever they remember you?
Are there anything you have to give up to enable you attain that future faster? When I realized that the future of my family and my business was more important to me than whatever pleasures I could get now I sat down and advised myself that I needed to give up a lot of things. For instance, I did not bother about getting too many nice clothes I could afford-I deferred those into the future. They were some expenses I had to forgo in order to be able to pay for the courses, programs and trainings I had to go to become an Alpha Networker.
What Sacrifices Could You Make?
Gratification deference is a sacrifice I know, but I knew there was still need to make more sacrifices; such as sleeping a little later and waking up a little earlier while others were still asleep. I had to drastically cut down on the time I was spending in front of box called TV.
I had to create more and more time to study, to practice and to teach. Creating the courses that would be of help to those I mentor takes interrogation and I keep making the sacrifice.
So, let me ask you; what pleasures could you defer to the future to start and grow a profitable Network Marketing business today? What sacrifices could you make? Could you save that amount to pay for that course that teachers you how to create a WordPress blog and brand yourself like a professional?
What is holding you back?
Quite often, it is not that we do not want the good and great future for us and our family, just that we are unable to pin point what is probably holding us back. Maybe the first thing you need to do now would be to find out what is actually holding you back from taking action and succeeding in life and business. If everything were to be perfect for you, and you knew you could not fail what is it that you may still be an obstacle?
Could you mention it in the comments and let us deal with them together. You deserve something better than you are getting now. Stay up to get what you deserve and fast!