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Saturday, September 19, 2009


See It Through by Edgar A. Guest

When you're up against a trouble,
Meet it squarely, face to face;
Lift your chin and set your shoulders,
Plant your feet and take a brace.
When it's vain to try to dodge it,
Do the best that you can do;
You may fail, but you may conquer,
See it through!

Black may be the clouds about you
And your future may seem grim,
But don't let your nerve desert you;
Keep yourself in fighting trim.
If the worst is bound to happen,
Spite of all that you can do,
Running from it will not save you,
See it through!

Even hope may seem but futile,
When with troubles you're beset,
But remember you ar facing
Just what other men have met.
You may fail, but fall still fighting;
Don't give up, whate're you do;
Eyes front, head hight to the finish.
See it through.

There is an obvious truth in this poem that we would do well to heed. When things are at their blackest, when life is hardest it's so easy to give up. No one likes to struggle day after day without an end in view. Though we fear failure, sometimes it's easiest to give in to it.

Nowhere is this so evident as in networking marketers. Companies promise the moon. Distributors, in their drive to recruit, often give false impressions in order to capture a lead and pull him in. Advertising hype declares that no other product on the market is as good, does as much as well. With great enthusiasm we jump in and hitch our wagon to the stars and expect to earn big money quickly. After all, haven't we been told that others are doing it?

Then comes the moment of truth. It's not working the way it was supposed to. What should you do? Quit? Or just keep plodding along in a hopeless string of attempts to 'make' it work?

There may come a time when it is wise to quit that particular business. But should you give up on MLM? No! MLM is a viable way to make a living if you work it right. But it takes patience, effort, time, good strategies, wise advice and sometimes a financial investment of some kind for promotion. You need a plan.

But what happens when that plan fails? Like Mr. Guest says in this poem, see it through! Nothing half done will succeed. Lift your head, face your problems head on. Do the best you can, and when you have done that and failure still seems imminent, get help. And if you do ultimately fail, get right back up and try again. But don't do the same things that you did that caused the failure. Analyze what has happened. Apply that knowledge to improve your manner of conducting business.

Remember, you're not the only one this has happened to. Many others have faced similar circumstances, have failed once, twice, three times yet have gone on to succeed in the end to a far greater degree than anyone would have dreamed. Edison tried 10,000 experiments before he came up with the incandescent light bulb. 10,000! What if he had quit at 9,999? Would we still be using candles?

You may give up certain methods, attitudes, actions, thought patterns, but don't turn your back or run away from your dilemmas. Make the most of them. Use the failures as springboards to success. Fail or conquer. Which one will it be?

See it through!

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