MMA and Business: Fighting for your dreams
FROM THE DESK OF GRANT CARDONE: MMA and Business have a lot in common. Everyone is fighting. Fighting to make their dreams a reality. You have to have discipline, heart, drive, a work ethic, tenacity, and persistence.
As many of you know, Conor McGregor is an MMA fighter from Ireland. He’s had wins and loses. And just like Conor, with every defeat, you must to get back up and try again. You have to keep coming back after defeats. That is what makes you strong.
If Conor McGregor would have quit after his first loss, he would have been done after 3 fights.
That’s because after winning his first two bouts, he submitted to a kneebar against Aremij Sitenkov back in 2008. Had he quit after that loss, the world wouldn’t even remember who Conor McGregor is today. You don’t need to be an MMA fighter to have confidence and bounce back from difficulties.
Courage is about taking action no matter your fears.
Soldiers don’t refer to themselves as brave before they endure hardships. They’re just doing what they need to do in order to survive at that moment. Fear is something every person faces, but the way to get victory over it is by attacking, dominating, and keeping your attention on the future. If you frequently do the things that scare you, they’ll scare you less and less until you wonder why they scared you in the first place.
Eventually, fear turns to confidence.
Conor McGregor may or may not have fear when he stepped in the octagon, we don’t know, but the only way he has confidence today is because he got in the ring anyway and fought good fighters in the past… And won.
When many people are hit with fear they tend to retreat. When you retreat from something you don’t take action. But, when you take action, train and get some victories under your belt, confidence comes.
The EXACT same thing is true in sales and business.
Close someone, and you feel better about your pitch and your product. When you don’t close, you can’t let it bother you, but like a fighter, move on to the next bout. MMA fighters have confidence because they need it. And confidence comes to people who take action instead of thinking, waiting, and wondering.
The next time you are afraid, take action, be courageous, and you’ll find that success is yours only if you want to take it…