The Two Elements of Success

To succeed you need both force and intelligence. Every failure you have ever had was because you lacked sufficient force or intelligence.

If you use the correct amount of force and the correct amount of intelligence, you succeed at anything you do.

Selling Cars

Ross and Sue work at an auto dealership selling cars. Neither are doing very well. Each has a different approach to selling.

Ross grabs your hand, pats your back and speaks loudly. He likes to bully people into taking test drives and making offers.

Ross says, "This REALLY is the best car for you! You look GREAT in it! I'll get you an INCREDIBLE DEAL! Sit down. Let's make an
offer. Wait a minute! You can't leave yet!"

Sue takes a different approach. She says, "You know if you consider the engineering and statistical advances of this model, and
compare it to the consumer surveys of the past three years, you can make a wise decision."

Ross tries to close the deal by saying, "Come ON! You'll never get a BETTER DEAL! You need to buy it NOW! What the heck are you
waiting for?"

Sue tries to close the deal by saying, "Your decision should be based on your income, your commuting needs and your values. I suggest
you weigh the pros and cons while discussing the issue with your family."

Neither approach is successful.

Unsuccessful Leadership

You find unsuccessful management everywhere. Certain leaders are too forceful. "Sell 10 cars by tomorrow or you're fired!"

They might have short-term success, but never long-term success.

Other unsuccessful leaders are intelligent "nice guys." They say, "According to our market research you can increase your sales by 13%
if you emphasize our high-end cars."

Neither approach is successful.

The Winning Combination

"All battles are won by a combination of two elements, and these are force and intelligence."

"You take something like an atomic bomb that can obliterate an entire country, that is tremendous, tremendous force. And it
succeeds in short-term wins."

"The wise men of Tibet were, just a few years ago, driven out of their mountain fortresses by the dumbest infantrymen the
world has known for some time."

"The long-term win is achieved by a balance between force and intelligence." -- L. Ron Hubbard

To succeed in your battle for success, you need your own balance of force and intelligence.

A successful executive not only gives accurate instructions and good planning (intelligence), he or she must also have enough
persistence and intensity (force) to push the plans through.

For example, the boss concludes the prices are too low. He writes an order raising the prices. The sales staff objects. The boss
maintains a position and insists on the price increase despite all opposition. To succeed, and have enough money to pay the staff, the
boss must not waiver.

Successful salespeople give the customer plenty of information about the product and then use, as needed, some passion to motivate
the customer to buy. He or she may also have to disagree with the customer's demands for a lower price.

Successful parents not only work out rules that are fair and beneficial to the family, they enforce those rules. No rules or no enforcement
are both unsuccessful.

You can spend all day planning your success, but you also need to work as many hours as necessary to make it happen.

If you are not succeeding like you should be succeeding, what do you need to increase? Your intelligence, your force or both?

Recommendation

Make a list of the types of force and intelligence you wish to improve. Select one per day from your list and try to make the change.
Simply deciding to make the change and attempting to make the change can lead to some excellent improvements.

Examples of Intelligence

Education, reading, writing, researching, planning, goal setting, explanations, logic, computer work, policy setting, learning from
mistakes, examining consequences, powers of observation, problem solving, ability to reason, learning from others, training others,
reaching conclusions, creativity, sense of humor, judgement, accurate analysis of facts and the ability to understand people.

Examples of Force

Persistence, passion, an ability to disagree, physical activity, taking action, courage, starting things, continuing despite opposition,
finishing things, ability to motivate people or make them laugh, persuasion, endurance, personal power, forceful speech, domination,
intention, drive, ability to handle stress, hard work, demand, confrontation, toughness, control, the ability to hold a position, ability to work
long hours and intensity.
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