For example, a baseball player who bats 400 in a season would undoubtedly
win a league batting title. However, if you examine that carefully,
it means that he only gets 4 hits out of 10 times at bat -- in other
words, he fails 6 out of 10 times! In business, if 60% of your decisions
are correct, you will be extremely rich and successful.
If you don't
give it all you have each day, how can you sit back night and feel
comfortable with yourself? Even if you don't win the contest, it's
okay, because if you gave your very best and failed to win, you
have still succeeded -- it is your own personal victory.
When you win
a title, the reward is the acclaim from your peers -- of course
that's important! You must, however, be able to rationalize and
still see yourself as a winner even if you don't get it all.
I find it equally
important to surround myself with success, dress successfully and
talk about success. You must have a self-image of success, and you
will become that which you perceive.