Monday, January 14, 2008

What Are My Odds For Success?

I was hosting a presentation call last week -- something I volunteer to do and enjoy doing -- and someone asked me, "What are my odds of succeeding in Liberty League"?

I understood her question. She was looking for a number that would tell her how many people "succeed" versus how many "fail".

On the surface, the question sounds good. It looks good on paper. But the way most people ask this question indicates a HUGE lack of understanding about success. Here's what I mean:

Let's say a person wants to be a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. They want to know how many people take Tae Kwon Do classes and -- of those -- how many people achieve the black-belt level. Say that figure is 1% (I have no idea). In their minds, this represents a 1 out of 100 possibility for them. And so this person will assume that their personal "odds" are 1 out of 100.

And this is their mistake. The 1% figure doesn't exist because 99% of people "fail". It exists because most of the 99%ers are just taking up room. Tae Kwon Do is one of those things that have an easy-entry. You can show up on a Tuesday night, pay some money for a uniform and technically be "in" Tae Kwon Do. But that doesn't mean you're committed.

On the other hand, if you're someone who is seriously passionate about becoming a black belt and you're willing to commit the time, effort and energy to do the work....then your "odds" of becoming a black belt are about 100%

Seriously. 100% success ratio. For every person who says "I'm going to be a black belt" and then actually does what is required to achieve it.

And it's the same thing in our business. I don't regularly see people who who are doing exactly what we teach in Liberty League who are not getting results. And when I occasionally run across someone who says, "Hey, why am I not getting results?", I can usually ask them five questions and find that they are skipping one or more basic principles that we teach in our business.

And when they correct their activities and actually start doing what we teach....then the results show up.

So, success is not a matter of "odds". It's not a slot machine. It's not a lottery. It's a CHOICE. And since anyone can choose to actually do the things that create results.....then anyone can choose to be successful.

What are YOU choosing for your life? If you'd like to find out how to achieve a lifestyle of wealth and time freedom with Liberty League, contact me at and I'll be glad to show you exactly what I do.

Tony Rush
Executive Marketing Council, LLI

1 comment:

Gabrielle Campbell said...

A few months ago I was pondering the idea of percentages. Not specifically regarding a home business, just in the general scheme of life.

I was wondering if it really mattered. Unless it is 0% or 100%.. the outcome is a variable.

Say someone is ill and has a 50% chance of recovery.. what does that truly mean? They may recover or they may not. What does a different percentage mean? It is still a variable.

Unless you know what those variables specifically are AND can change them.. the percentages are worth nil.

I think your post makes a good point about MINDSET and making the CHOICE to succeed.

It seems many successful people in this world simply did not ACCEPT failure. Persistance seems to be a common trait among them.