Accomplishment vs. Achievement – A Huge Network Marketing Tip

You can gain a huge advantage over other networkers by knowing the difference between accomplishment vs. achievement. Not only for your benefit, but for the benefit of every new rep you enroll into your business. Knowing this can make all the difference between success and failure.

If you teach your new reps the difference between accomplishment and achievement right out of the gate, you’ll not only set them up for success, but you’ll be miles ahead of other networkers who just have their new reps write out their goals and a “why that makes them cry.”

Goals tied to accomplishments don’t inspire passion

Let’s look at accomplishment first. Don’t get me wrong, accomplishing something is a good thing. Whenever someone does what they set out to do like paying off credit card debt, saving for a down-payment on a home, or putting their child through college, these are all good things. It’s usually the case that most accomplishments have been on your “to do” list for some time. However, accomplishments are not what ignites passion in people and drives them towards success.

Now let’s look at achievement. Achievement is not about your “why’s,” or any resolutions. It’s not about those admirable goals that help the family like clearing out long-standing debt. Achievement is about a burning desire. It’s about having a relentless passion to hit the bullseye and achieve your true heart’s desire or definite major purpose. “Achievement is what you want your life to look like once you get your accomplishments out of the way.” ~ Mark J.

Are most of your goals about getting your life back to normal?

What if I could wave a magic wand over you and suddenly you had that $10,000 or $20,000 a month income that would zero out your debt, give you that down payment, or get you that much-needed vacation? If those goals were accomplished, what would you really want to achieve or do with your life? What would get you up every morning and inspire passion and a burning desire?

You may not even have an immediate answer, but it’s in your heart somewhere. Maybe it’s been dormant for years as you’ve tried to accomplish some things for your family. Begin to think about the things you really want to achieve or do and commit them to paper. Clearly define them and be specific. Write them out as if they’ve already taken place, emotionalize your statements and give them an “on or before date” for achievement. Then speak them out loud several times a day. This is especially important right before you go to sleep because your subconscious mind will work on it through the night and begin to build a burning desire in you.

The starting point of all achievement is desire. ~ Napoleon Hill

Quincy Jones once said, “If somebody can discourage you from your dream, then you should be.” This is what it means to have true passion. It’s something that people can’t talk you out of and obstacles won’t deter you. Start building your burning desire and creating your definite major purpose by reading the first few chapters of Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.

Remember…only those people who have a burning desire that is tied to a clearly defined and authentic definite major purpose will know what it means to achieve their heart’s true desire.

To your success,



Author: Kathy Zimmer

I'm a Success Coach and anti-hunger advocate for children. I love travel, photography and helping others succeed. Health and wellness, and the creation of wealth are favorite pastimes of mine.

4 thoughts on “Accomplishment vs. Achievement – A Huge Network Marketing Tip”

  1. OMG Kathy…..we’re driving up to Md today and I’ve been typing away in the truck. I just finished my blog for next week…’s very personal about a complete shift in my “DMP”…..I’m going to email it to you ahead of time since I’m not publishing it yet… won’t believe how close you hit the nail on the head with this one! So true! I also linked to your January blog in this week’s newsletter…take care! Lisa

  2. Kathy,
    Very good post.
    Not until recently had I been thinking about achievements. And from my learned perspective, the power breathed into the word achievement far outweighs any accomplishment one can have. It it great to accomplish goals, but there will always be next the accomplishment and a new goal. As far as achievement, it is such a specific life altering experience when attached to a DMP. That achievement can only happen once in your lifetime. Even if there is future DMP is met, it is still not that same achievement. Shear POWER.

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