This content was transcribed from the recording of the live workshop, provided on November 5, 2011 by Rui Gabriel.
The second is the virus of impatience. The culture of the “now!”. Many people may not have the virus procrastination, when they have something to do they do it quickly, sometimes even without thinking, but then have this virus of impatience. It is normal because we all live in the culture of the “now!”, in which we say “do you want a sweet now or a bag of them in a week?” And we are accustomed to think “better a bird in one hand than two in the bush”. So popular culture teaches us to think that first we sow and then we reap, of course we have to sow before we reap. Except that what happens is that as soon as we sow we want to reap right away. But it’s not so.
This “now!” Is terrible because it removes a very important part, which is the part of the development, of the time. All things have their time, so often the impatience makes us give up extraordinary things. We started doing something that is a awesome but then we think “I want to have this result in a month”, and the month goes by, and the next month or two or three and we don’t have the result we wanted to have, and so we think “oh, it does not work anyway “. You have to make time. Everything has its time and that is why there is a working system in network marketing and a sponsor who is there to put things in perspective. For example, say I want to go from Paris to China in two hours by car, but if you have someone who knows the way, he tells me immediately that it is not possible. So then I know that is not possible and I do not get angry when two hours pass and I still did not get out of France.
So this virus is dangerous because impatience leads us to give up things before they begin to bear fruit and then we don’t get to see the fruit of our labor.
And I wanted to draw attention to two pieces of information.
First, the process is not sow-reap, the process is
There is a whole part in the middle here that we were taught to forget, so when we sow, we reap but where is the caring part? We have to give it time for the ideas to settle and bear fruit, for our actions to have their consequences. All this is part of taking care of our seed. Imagine I do a blog, I am very enthusiastic and put 20 posts there in half an hour. Already had them done, did only copy-past and thus sowed the articles. And then I’m waiting for them to bring me contacts. And wait, wait until a week goes by and I have no results and say “blogs do not work anyway, not worth it.” What happened here was that I sowed a lot, yes, but did not care. And in care comes the patience and understanding of how things work. You have to write every day, see who makes comments, respond to comments and take care of the blog also in terms of improving the appearance, including best navigation systems, nicer menus, treating the template. This is caring.
The vaccine for impatience is understanding.
Understand that things take their time.
This is the first aspect, it’s as important to care as it is to sow. The other thing I wanted to point out is that the results are the consequence, not the means. Again it seems logical and obvious and, again, it is. But, for example, you go to an event and see all the successful people, hear their stories but then hear “if I had the results I would also make all that effort, he does things like this because it has the time and money” . Already this is all backwards.
The results are the consequence of the effort. It is not the effort that is the consequence of the results.
First we have to do the work and effort and only after we receive the reward. First sow, then care and then reap. First I have to learn how to do, then I have to do and then I have to wait until the end of the month to receive the salary. All of us have to do this. But for some reason, this rule does not apply to network marketing. We see a very successful person and think “if I earned what he earns I would also do what he does,” which is precisely the opposite of what common sense says. This person suffers an violent attack of viruses and is loosing. So you must have this notion of the natural sense of things.