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A Hundred Failures and Consequences?

Awhile ago I wrote a post entitled “Only 1 Failure Away From Success” and this post is a follow-up to that post.  The reason is because I received a private message from one of my readers about how that post really hit home for him.

A little bit of a back story on my reader is that he lost his job (I know, shocker right?) and got really discouraged that he couldn’t find another one or even two that would replace his income.  He really wanted to give up but he couldn’t because of a wife and three kids.

Things were really getting bad financially when he decided to try and make money online.  What little time that he had to work on his online business really put even more stress on his home life because his wife was really upset when she realized that he was using money marked for bills to market with.

Of course this made things much worse because his wife told him that she was going to leave with the kids if he didn’t get his act together.  His response was that marketing online is getting his act together for a much better future and that he was not going to fail.

Well months went by and still no success.  He was still not willing to give up!  Unfortunately his wife wasn’t bluffing and left him about a month later.  Though he was devastated, he still wasn’t ready to give up.  This guy has determination beyond your average person because he finally had success about four months after his wife left him and took their kids.

Fast forward to now and he is single with a new girlfriend.  He took his kids to Disney World for the first time because he now makes more than double what he made on his highest paying J.O.B. (Just Over Broke).

He said that he failed more times than he can remember but he felt that he couldn’t stop for all of the reasons that people wanted him to.  Their reasons were exactly why he pushed himself even harder.  The biggest thing that family and friends kept saying was to get a job for security but in his mind that meant that he needed to control his own destiny because an employer can let you go at any time…

My opinion on this is that ultimately you must follow your own heart because only you can make you happy.  I say fail but fail responsibly.  But one thing is for sure, you will never know until you give it every thing you’ve got and then try once more.

Be sure to tell me what you think in the comments.

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Friday, November 5th, 2010 Internet Marketing, Mindset Comments Off

Only 1 Failure Away From Success!

There have been many days that I have just wanted to stop and take time to smell the roses knowing that I have not yet made it to my ultimate goals.  But there is a very big problem that sets in when you do this and that is procrastination.

Procrastination can sneak up on you when you least expect it.  It will tell you that you are tired and that you want to rest, but is it really that you are tired or is it fear of completing a project and it fails?

I have found that a lot of the time it is not that we are lazy, it is that we are just afraid.  No one likes to put our heart and soul into something only to watch it crash and burn.  That is just human nature but we have to realize that failure is a part of the process.

What if we could all have a brief glimpse into the future and saw that we had become extremely successful but we don’t know how we did it.  Wouldn’t that give you an extreme boost of confidence to give whatever you are doing your very best effort?  I think it would!  But what if I told you that you would have to endure 100 failures before you got there, how would that make you feel?

Failure is a part of the process.  It helps us learn faster and more completely than any other way.  Why, because pain is a deterrent to help us remember not to do something that way again.  I know that I am getting a bit philosophical but it is what I believe.

So let’s end this post with set your goals and fail often but responsibly.  The number of times that each of us have to fail is different but just don’t stop!  You might be only 1 failure away from life-altering success that only people brave enough to endure the pain ever see.  Close your eyes, see your success and then fight like hell to achieve it!

What do you think?  As always, I’m ready to listen to your comments…

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