After twenty years, with a reunion just around the corner, the salesman decided to track down his three best friends from high school. He was shocked at what they had become.
Dave was an alcoholic who hasn't worked since 2004.
Ben was in prison for robbery.
However it was when he saw Tim that the salesman began to feel sick to his stomach.
Tim had an expensive sports car, a huge house, a cottage, a fantastic job and a really attractive wife.
"That's the last time I'm using facebook!" the salesman thought to himself as he deleted his account.
Moral of the story. True sales professionals
know that in order to be successful in sales, they need to maintain a
positive mental attitude. Being envious of others accomplishments can
turn a positive outlook on life into a negative one. Obsessing over
others successes while thinking they should have been yours, or asking
why others seem to be always getting the lucky breaks and you're left
out in the cold, is not going to bring success your way. Successful
sales reps don't have time for envy or jealousy. Instead, they focus on
what's important to them and they invest their time with laser-like
precision on projects that are important to their immediate goals and
their own future.
"The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch." - Jim Rohn