Learning to Swim
How did you learn to swim?
Did you read some great books about how to do it?
But I bet you didn’t.
If you’re like me, you got in the pool.
Water went up your nose.
It was scary some of the time.
It didn’t look pretty for a while.
My arm-bands were essential for me whenever I went in the pool. They made me feel secure. I remember the sunshine on the water around me, and the scared-but-excited feeling I had when my sister leant down from where she stood on the side.
She slid off my arm-bands and, with an encouraging grin, said, ‘You can do it!’.
It was exhilarating to take that risk, in the shallow end that came up to my chin, and find that I could do it.
I could always have put the arm-bands back on for more learning. I could have splashed about and got more water up my nose. I could handle that discomfort by then.
All that was left to do on that day was test my potential.
So many people try and learn the skills they need in network marketing by reading the theory.
Can you imagine actually learning to swim from a book…
without ever getting in the pool?
We hold ourselves back by trying to stay safe.
If we want to grow, risk is inevitable.
It’s ok to be prepared.
But at some point we have to get into the pool. We have to get water up our noses.
It’s the only way to improve our technique.
It’s the only way to test our potential.
It’s the only way forward.
See you on the road,