It’s remarkable to me how often I hear comments from network marketers, even immediately after hearing motivational speakers and industry leaders explaining exactly how to succeed, that run along the lines of, “That was great, but I wish I could just stop sabotaging myself,” or “That was inspiring, but I wish I could motivate myself to stay on track.”

It’s a fascinating thing to contemplate. We hear the right words, believe ourselves to be gaining knowledge and drive, and yet we continue to simultaneously lament our inability to do anything with the words we hear.

Imagine teaching someone how to bake a cake. You tell them the exact ingredients, have them stand by your side as you mix them together, show them the proper baking temperature, and put the mixture in the oven. An hour goes by, and you remove a beautiful cake, placing it on the counter and looking expectantly at your student. She takes a look at the cake, looks at you, shakes her head, and says, “That’s incredible. I wish I knew how to bake a cake like that!”...