An unemployed salesman walked into the human resources department of a large company and handed in his job application. As the HR executive scanned his resume, she realized that the salesman had been fired from every job he ever had.
"If you don't mind me saying so, your employment history us
appalling," said the executive. "You've been dismissed from all twelve
jobs you've had, and you've only been working for six years!"
"I know," agreed the salesman.
"Well, I'm afraid I can't allow you to be hired for any position
within our firm. Unless you can think of one good reason we should hire
"Well," said the salesman, "at least it shows, I'm not a quitter!"
Moral of the story. True sales professionals know that persistence
against resistance is the only way to win. If you get fired from your
job, or you lose an account, shake it off and keep moving forward.
Never let one or a dozen small setbacks, permanently discourage your
will to succeed.
"Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The
extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is
the secret of winning."
- Dennis Waitley