Monday Motivation: Ignore & Outperform
Monday Motivation, 1.15.18
Written by: Ben Rogers
Every Monday, The Rogers-Long Team meets for one of its two weekly meetings. The Monday meeting always ends with “Monday Motivation” in which a few minutes are spent listening to one team member presenting a quote, a quick reading from a book, a scene from a movie, or anything else they find motivating to provide a “spark” to the whole team on a Monday morning.
What do you do about the negative person talking behind your back and trying to bring you down?
Before reading any further, remember this very important fact: that “negative person” is more than likely yourself. When things are going wrong and nothing seems to be going your way – you, my friend – are usually going to be the first one to talking negatively and trying to bring you down. Here’s the deal: whether that person is you or someone else “talking behind your back and trying to bring you down”, the solution is simple: you must not give in.
Let’s take a look at how some well-known people have handled these situations:
From Jocko Willinck’s Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual:
“My solution is simple: ignore & outperform. Yes. While you are over there watching me and talking about me – I’m working. I’m working hard. I’m taking things to the next level. You keep focusing on what everyone else is doing wrong – I’ll keep focusing on what I can do RIGHT. And when you finally look around at where you are and where I am – you will realize that you have nothing to talk smack about. Because you will lose. And I will win.”
From Andy Andrews’ The Little Things: Why You Really Should Sweat the Small Stuff:
“The bottom line is this: when it comes to whether or not you are offended, you are in total control. You can choose to take offense, or you can choose to take action. You can be offended, or you can be cheerful. You can examine your feelings, or you can examine the results of how you have treated people, who you have become, and what has been accomplished in the process. An offense taken is such a little thing. But when hoarded and fed, an offense is a lot like an actual atomic bomb. The damage it causes—immediately and over time—is far, far greater than its initial size would lead you to believe.”
From Mahatma Gandhi:
“First – they ignore you.
Then – they laugh at you.
Then – they fight you.
Then – you win.”
THE TAKEAWAY: you are in control. When things aren’t going your way and things aren’t in your favor – it is up to you to decide who is control of your emotions and the way you persevere. Will you give in, or will you ignore and outperform?
Ben Rogers, The Team Leader of The Rogers-Long Team, has been in the real estate business since 2012. In 2014, he began The Rogers-Long Team with Kevin Long, which produced over $25,000,000 in volume production in 2017. In addition to selling homes and leading the team, Ben hosts a podcast show called the “The Bottom Line”, which can be found by clicking here. The Bottom Line is a Podcast that links lessons learned from sports, business, and life and is targeted at those who are striving for excellence, while ‘Average Sits on the Bench’.