Woke up this morning, got myself a gun.

If you recognize the subject line of today’s tip then you’re probably a fan of the Sopranos television show, which ran the first episode of this season (its final season) last night.

The Sopranos is one of the few TV shows I watch. The story lines are excellent, as is the character development, which of course is what hooks you and gets you sucked into the show.

There are only 8 episodes left this year and that’s it, after 9 years of success.

People who never become successful, actually think success is something you “know” you’re actually going to achieve. And while in a “global” sense you might know you’re going to be successful, no one actually knows — or really, I should say it’s RARE you know any individual project is going to be a success.

It’s not like once you start something, there’s some kind of measurable “finish” line you’re going to reach, that you can see from “X” number of yards out. In fact, for the most part, you RARELY see the finish line, and when you do, often the race keeps getting longer and longer, anyway, and the finish line keeps moving further and further away from you, even though you’re much further from the starting line.

That’s why it’s usually best to evaluate yourself from a relative perspective, looking at where you are now versus how far you’ve come — and not an absolute standpoint, on a fixed line.

See, unlike most things in life, like school… “conventional” jobs… and even marshal arts — “success” has no fixed levels where you can stand back and say “Great — now that I’m a yellow belt, I’ll be a green belt next,” or something like that.

With, of course, the exception of your earnings. If you’re making more money, you’re generally doing better than you were.

So the best thing to do, to stay on track, is to think about the next “couple” of things you need to get done, and focus on those. Because reality is, you’re really not going to know what’s coming next after that.

And neither does Tony Soprano.

Now go sell something, Craig Garber

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About the Author

Craig GarberAuthor of "How To Make Maximum Money With Minimum Customers, " and publisher of Seductive Selling - an offline marketing newsletter currently read in 15 countries, world-wide. In a nutshell, I do two things: 1. I show you how to attract a reliable, steady stream of pre-qualified leads who are ready to do business with you NOW... 2. And I increase your net profits and cash-flow, by increasing your customer, client, or patient value -- often, dramatically. How do I do this? By developing, and helping you implement, unique, personalized lead generation and marketing strategies... using compelling sales messages that push your customers emotional buy-buttons. I've worked with over 300 clients in more than 104 different industries, since March of 2000, and I really enjoy what I do. I'm a stable, reliable, happily married family guy with three kids who loves life and always follows through on my commitments and promises. I love to listen to music, workout, read, travel with my family, take pictures, and go bass fishing. I always say "Yes," when it comes to good cigars, good books, and good coffee :-)