This weeks $50 Winner is Joshua Zamora says: April 2, 2011 at 9:19 am Never ever give up! It’s easy to quit that’s why so many people do it. Like you said people want easy and if success was easy everyone would have it already. I think going through the struggles can also be part of the fun on the journey to success. Those things you look back on when you make it! Congrats Joshua send me an email and ill get this gift card to you asap.
That’s a pretty interesting yet maybe confusing question for you to answer right now isn’t it? Let me ask you this question one more time and then i’ll explain what I mean by the question. Is YOUR ideal world crushing YOUR success? Ok so here is what I mean by this and hopefully you’re going to learn a lot from this blog that can help you create massive success in not only business, but also everything else in your life. You see so often we are fixated on what we perceive to be the “ideal model” that we stress out day in and day out to achieve what we believe to be ideal and forget to focus on the success we’ve had at up to that moment.
We all have our ideal world for whatever we like to do. If we like real estate investing maybe we constantly aspire to be like Donald Trump. If we like sports we always want to be Drew Brees or Alex Rodriguez. If we love business we always want to be CEO and live that crazy luxurious lifestyle. Having this whole “ideal” world is perfectly fine as long as you know how to keep it in it’s place and realize it’s not reality all while pulling new goals for yourself from your ideal world.
Let me give you an example.
You watch my TV show and see how successful I am. You are inspired by my story and success and decided to buy my book and do what I do. Maybe at this point let’s say you know nothing about affiliate marketing, Internet marketing or doing anything on the Internet beside maybe reading email.
Alright so fast forward say 4 months. Let’s say you now have your own blog and it’s coming along nicely. You’ve also setup advertising accounts on Bing and even Facebook. You’ve generated a few hundred dollars and your moving in the right direction.
Here’s where the problem starts. You continue to look FORWARD and think to yourself “well look what Anthony’s doing” and you get caught in this cycle of being unhappy because you constantly feel as if you are not where they need to be. Constantly focusing on this ideal world rather than focusing on how far you’ve come.
Really you should look back at where you started…. you knew nothing about the Internet, nothing about Google and never made a dollar online. Now you have a blog, know how to advertise and have even made some money in the process. Reality is you should be happy and excited about your success right? I mean don’t you deserve a pat on the back?
My point this week is it’s important to pat yourself on the back for the success you’ve had so far rather than punish yourself and stress out because you haven’t reached your ideal goal yet. So make sure this week you focus on being happy with your progress while still pulling new weekly goals from that ideal world you have so you can continue to grow and realize more success.
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