As a business person, you must guard your heart jealously. Focus only on what serves your dreams.
Paul J. Meyer is one of the most influential businessmen and personal development experts to ever come out of America. He strongly believes that “success begins with an attitude”.
Before he clocked 25, he built the largest insurance agency in North America, recruiting 820 agents in 12 months at a time when the average agency comprised of about 5-20 agents. He and his family operated more than 40 successful businesses in the multitude of industries. He had an unusual positive attitude that can be summed in this phrase “if there was any information or situation contrary [to his dream], he would JEALOUSLY guard his heart from being negatively affected by that information.”
During a recession, he and his team were struggling to find new business and generate sales. Seeing that they were surrounded with negative messages coming from all directions, the company set a goal not to read the newspaper, watch television or listen to gossip for 30 days, but simply go out and work. As a result of that decision, they increased their production by 50%.
Now, when you concentrate on the positives in your life, you stir up the desire to keep moving, to seize the day, to take action, to conquer every adversity that jeopardizes your well-being or prosperity. If you will go far and make an impact in your generation, if you will effectively lead your team and grow your business to extraordinary levels, then you must be prepared to guard your heart JEALOUSLY and be prepared to even cut off anyone that will affect your heart negatively.
You cannot afford to listen to anything and everything because the things that fill your heart will determine the things that fill your life. So focus on what serves your dream!