The More You Sweat In Training The Less You Bleed In Battle. What Does It Mean?
So let me give you my own interpretation of how I see the quote, ‘The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle.’ being utilised in this day and age.
The original quote was by General George S Patton and read slightly different by replacing the word ‘training’ with the word ‘peace’. But the meaning remained the same and was adopted by the US Marine Corp for training purposes I believe.
Anyway, what would that quote mean to you in relation to network marketing and for myself and many others, physical training or sporting activities?
There is no doubt that in any physically demanding sport, the harder you work in training, the easier the event is on the day.
In sport it is easy to goof off and avoid the real graft required when training schedules need to be followed. I am sure there are many people who cheat themselves and when the big day comes around, they fall short because they didn’t do what was demanded in order to achieve excellence.
From a personal point of view I made sure that when training for athletics and boxing I stuck to the game plan rigidly and it really paid dividends, because the races and bouts were much easier to handle because I had put in lots of sweat equity.
For special forces they demand very high standards of physical fitness, mental sharpness and excellent precision. Now if participants were to ignore this type of quote, they probably wouldn’t pass any selection procedure, but more importantly, a lack of professionalism in these areas could be fatal to both the individual and any team member.
For network marketers, the sweat equity and training required, will be of a different kind, but the principle still remains the same.
Believe me if the network marketer, who is looking for a large residual income and does not know how to meet people, build rapport and how to conduct meaningful dialogue, he or she will be wasting their precious time.
There many areas that require massive effort and specific training, in order for individuals to excel and surpass their present standards and performance levels.
The bottom line is this, it really doesn’t matter what you are trying to achieve, it is always better to prepare well and practice, practice and practice some more., until you arrive at that place where you feel at ease and willing to take on any given situation or person and be able to deal with it effectively.
So am I firm believer in the quote,’The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle.’ you better believe I am, all the way and I would suggest that you do to from now on.
To Your Success