It has been 11 months since I joined Herbalife Int.(http://www.herbalife.com/hl/templates/templatepreportal/herbalife/index.jsp), a US based direct selling company dealing with inner nutrition for weight management and outer nutrition for complete skin care. I do not wish to go into the details of how I decided to venture into direct selling especially when I've been burnt and foxed several times by other DS companies preceding this. But I'M GLAD THAT I'VE CHOSEN HERBALIFE BECAUSE HERBALIFE HAS GIVEN ME A CHANCE TO DREAM AGAIN.
Long story short, one of my tasks in order to succeed in this business is to hand out flyers every morning consistently for the next 6 months. These flyers are inviting prospects to join the business or to enquire ways to manage ones weight.
I must admit that there were times I had contemplated quitting, while distributing these flyers, due to the responses a stares I received from the public. Thoughts that there must be a better way of doing this did run through my mind. It is during moments like this that I reflected on all the successful people who made it and pursued their dreams especially when the chips were down. I remember them saying that challenges and overcoming them is the thin line that separates the successful from the not-successful. Then I remembered this story of Winston Churchill. I like to share it with you and hope it be an encouragement as it has been for me.
NEVER GIVE UP
Sir Winston Churchill took three years getting through eighth grade because he had trouble learning English. It seems ironic that years later Oxford University asked him to address its commencement exercises. He arrived with his usual props. A cigar, a cane and a top hat accompanied Churchill wherever he went. As Churchill approached the podium, the crowd rose in appreciative applause. With unmatched dignity, he settled the crowd and stood confident before his admirers. Removing the cigar and carefully placing the top hat on the podium, Churchill gazed at his waiting audience. Authority rang in Churchill's voice as he shouted, "Never give up!" Several seconds passed before he rose to his toes and repeated: "Never give up!" His words thundered in their ears. There was a deafening silence as Churchill reached for his hat and cigar, steadied himself with his cane and left the platform. His commencement address was finished.
Persistence and never-say-die attitude. A glaring quality of ALL successful people. I don't possess this fully.... yet, but getting there.