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The Little Engine That Could…Couldn’t

We all know the story of the little engine that could where the small locomotive was climbing a hill chanting, “I think I can … I think can …I know I can … I can … I know I

We all know the story of the little engine that could where the small locomotive was climbing a hill chanting, “I think I can … I think can …I know I can … I can … I know I can … I can!”

In business, “if you think you can and know you can and can …” is just not going to cut it.

There are four levels of this.

The first is “I think I can.”  Often you must think that you can do something in order to say, “Yes” and then actually do it.  But knowing only that you can is not enough.  Many of you have a business idea and think you can do it.

The second level is, “I will do it.”  Similarly, just because you will do it does not mean that anything is happening.  Just the thought of willpower alone to have your business be successful will not make it truly successful.  Once you think you can do it, then the questions becomes will you do it?

Level number three is “I must do this.”  It is so important if you want to have a successful business that you know that you must do it because wishing, hoping, wanting, and trying does not necessarily mean success.  But must will not cut it either!

The fourth level is that you are doing it.  The only way to have a successful business is to take the actions and just do it.  Nike had it right.  Just do it!!

Once the little engine that could started climbed to the top of the hill, he was successful and was doing it.  The only way to be successful is to take action so you can get the results that you want.  Just because you can, you will and you must, without action, you will fall flat.  

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