The key to succeeding at anything – is persistence.
It’s not being skilled at something. It’s not even having a particular talent. It’s simply good old fashioned – ‘not quitting’.
Anyone that is successful at anything – will tell you that there were moments when they could have given up.
Giving up – is easy.
Traveling along a path less traveled – into uncharted waters – is tough.
It takes courage.
That’s why most people will not do it.
Because – frankly – it’s scary.
Making Money Online will require you to step out of your comfort zone.
Are you ok with that? You will need to get comfortable – with being uncomfortable.
And whats more – you will meet people along the way – maybe even family members – who will call you foolish.
Wish them well – think no ill of them – but equally give no time and energy to their comments.
Some however will have their heads turned by these doubters – will agree with their words – and will quit.
Others (will you be one of them?) – will politely acknowledge their comments – but soldier on regardless.
And when you have a moment of self doubt – which we all do – you may like to remember a couple of the following…
Here are some famous (and not-so-famous) real life examples of individuals who had others put up barriers in their path — but they marched on regardless.
- ‘Nobody will watch a show about nothing…’ – what Jerry Seinfeld and co-creator Larry David were first told when they began to pitch Seinfeld.
- ‘There’s no market for it. If there were, major airlines would already be offering it…’ – conclusion given to Fred Smith, founder of FEDEX.
- ‘People will rent videotapes, but they’ll never buy them…’ –opinion of media experts later proved wrong by Jane Fonda’s exercise tapes.
- ‘A global, twenty-four-hour news network will never work…’ – network executives’ response to Ted Turner’s plans for CNN.
- ‘It’s a cutthroat business, you’ve got no chance of success…’ – accountant for Estee Lauder, founder of the multibillion dollar cosmetics empire.
- ‘You’re foolish to try and sell sparkling water in the land of Coca-Cola drinkers…’ – advice given to Gustave Leven by several consulting firms when hearing of his plans to launch Perrier in the US.
- ‘It’s a huge risk and it will never fly…’ – aeronautical engineers evaluation of Bill Lear’s design for a jet.
- ‘Personal computers are a hobbyist fad…’ - prediction of IBM, Intel, HP and Atari.My favorite:
- ‘The feedback is the lowest we’ve ever had, lower than women’s bowling, it just won’t work…’ – the BBC’s comments to Ricky Gervais after a test screening of The Office.I’m reminded of that famous saying by Henry Ford:’Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right’