Pattern interrupt: Gitomer (and Souza) on the topic of happiness in your life
Couple of things.
I've experienced several sales gurus in my life. Gitomer, Daly, Asher, Ziglar and Hopkins to name a few. All notable in their own way as the time I subscribed, I was looking for inspiration. They all succeeded, in their own way.
Gitomer has always struck a cord with me—not sure why. Maybe it is his "in your face" delivery.
Anyway, I subscribe to his newsletter (if you are similarly interested here is a link to sign up and even if you're not) as there is always a nugget or three in there that I can swish around the cup a little and make my own in a moment of truth with a client or a prospect.
In his last newsletter, he came across the bow with some pretty provocative stuff (in particular the Souza quote) that I thought I would a.) appropriately attribute to him and b.) share with you now.
"Your life will always be filled with challenges, barriers, and disappointments. It's best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway. Alfred Souza said, "For a long, long time it had seemed to me that I was about to begin real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life."
Happiness is a way of life that is inside you at all times.
It helps you get over the tough times, and helps you celebrate the special times.