Well, are you? Some people will tell you that no matter where you are on the list, there will always be somebody above you and always be somebody below you. I don’t think that this works out logically.
There are over 1 million people who work for franchised car dealerships in America. If we had a million names on the list and measured them on work performance, somebody or a group of somebodies would be number one on the list. In the same for the last place on the list. Somebody has to hold the last place also.
The real question is, ‘How important to you, is your place on the list?’
Are you driven by a Desire to be number one? If number one took home $50 million dollars a year, and you only take home $40 million a year, so what? What difference is $10 Million a year? Does it put you in a category of higher wealth or status? Is the drive to number one an ego trip? Would you still be going after the number one spot if the rewards did not make up for the losses you would experience along the way?
As our world economy evolves, those who are positive outliers will be the ones to profit. Outliers are a given. Yet, I wonder why, for some, just being an outlier is not enough. Some look at themselves as failures unless they can be the best. Number One!
The thing to know is, in the rest of the list below first place, there are plenty of people looking to unseat the leader and take over. Being ‘Number One’ is a very tenuous and temporary position. The money is good, yet is it that much different.
Spending more time working with the family, helping relatives, planning a future with the kids, and enjoying a well-cared for house and life, these are true works with great rewards.
Is being ‘Number One’ in business a good feeling? Sure. Are there greater rewards and good feelings to be found in live? You Bet.