Sales success and inspiration go hand in hand. Now, what I mean by that? To succeed in the world of selling, one has to have a healthy self-image. To do that, we must develop healthy beliefs about who we are and why we are here.
Here is an inspirational thought that will improve your sales, relationships, and life. In the beginning of time, God created the earth and the man and woman and thrust greatness with every one of greatness unique to each person, if developed, will shape the world for justice. Have you developed your greatness?
I know something about you. I may not know you personally, but I do know something about you. That something is this: you were born with the seeds of greatness and created by the Creator of the universe to be a champion. If you choose to tap into greatness, then you will live an amazing life. We could not all be famous. We could not all be financially rich. But we all have greatness to make a difference in this world. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said: “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well. “
History tells us a wonderful story about the greatness of individuals. It goes something like this. The year was 1815. The date was March first. This was the day that all of Europe will remember. It was like all nightmares were coming true. On that day, a small British ship sailed very quietly docked on the French Riviera. A man got off the boat with fire in his eyes. The man looked as if he was on a mission. Europe trembled at the thought of the return of this man. The nightmare was back. He was named Napoleon.
Napoleon had been exiled to the island of Elba, which is off the coast of Italy. During this period in his life, Napoleon would not survive and he attempted suicide. He carried a bag around his neck that contained the poison. He swallowed poison but he did not die. He suffered muscle spasms and convulsions and then he recovered.
Napoleon was less than one year of Elba. He knew that the Allies had many different and could not solve them at the Congress of Vienna. Napoleon hoped to exploit these vulnerabilities to restore what he thought was right for his power. After his recovery from the poison, Napoleon escaped from his British captors and stole one of their ships. Now he had just stepped off this stolen ship to start his revenge on fearful Europe.
Allies immediately put differences aside and unite to deal with a tyrant. One of the men Europe looked to defend them against Napoleon, the Duke of Wellington. Wellington was a British hero determined to stop Napoleon. Wellington commanded the combined forces of Britain, Prussia, Belgium and the Netherlands. A line was drawn in the sand and the fight was fought. The battle was to become one of the greatest military victories in all of history. The bout was called “The Battle of Waterloo.”
Before the battle, Wellington in Brussels prepare standoff his Napoleon. Attached Duke was a member of the British Parliament called Thomas Creevey. As they were walking through Brussels Park they take lonely British redcoat staring at the statue. Wellington grabbed Creevey by the hand and said, “It all depends on the article, if we do business or not, look at him !. Give me enough of them and I am confident of victory.”
June 18, 1815, the line was drawn in the sand. Wellington had a 67.661 men and 150 artillery guns. Napoleon had 71.947 men and 246 artillery guns. Because of the rain the night before, Napoleon chose to wait until nearly noon to attack. This decision may have cost him the victory. BATTLE at 11:25 in the morning and would last until 10:00 in the evening. Napoleon pummeled front line is Wellington. Soldiers Wellington fought fervently. Finally, all hope for victory was set on the British infantry. This solitary redcoats composed of an impressive stand. These boys stood their ground. They would not give up. They believed in their leaders. They believed in their cause. They began to believe in themselves. They did have greatness within them. The line in the sand was finally Marshal Gebhard von Blucher was reinforced Wellington with the Prussian army. Napoleon was forced from the battlefield licking his wounds. This battle finally closed the book on Napoleon looked at Europe. Europe was safe again.
you, as British redcoats have greatness within you. Tap into the greatness of thine sell much, much more.