The internet is fraught with pitfalls and potholes and when you are just getting started you will fall into many of them. Just like when you were learning to walk, you will fall down consistently.
If you do not have the fortitude or the gut-level willingness to succeed no matter what, you will quit, and then you will experience true failure.
Online you will fail much. For everything you do right, you will probably fail 3 times or more. If you have the guidance of a mentor who has been there before, you might get that down to only failing 2 times for every 1 time you succeed.
Then how does anyone make it online? The ones that do are the ones that fall down and get back up quickly. They analyze their failure instead of cursing it, and decide what to do to avoid that pitfall the next time.
Unless you have a long-term goal in mind, one that for you is irrevocable, you will probably quit after enough failure. You might make it through 15 failures, and feel really good about it, and then on the 16th try, you think, I can never do this. And you are right. If you think you cannot, you cannot.
You must simply decide to succeed online, no matter what. No matter what works or doesn’t work, I have one goal in mind.
Go ahead a create one now.
Here are some suggestions:
I will create a product that meets the needs of my niche market and that product will become profitable.
I will do whatever it takes to create fulltime income online.
I will do whatever it takes to make enough money to make a car payment online.
I will do whatever it takes to become known as an expert in my niche market.
I will do whatever it takes to create the best _ online.
Whatever your goal, your ‘I will do whatever it takes, no matter what’ goal, you should personalize it. Where I wrote ‘niche market’, name it, where I wrote ‘product’, name your product.
Write your goal once each on five pieces of paper. Put one in your bathroom, one in your kitchen, one in your living room, one in your car, and one at work.
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Sean Mize is a successful offline and online entrepreneur and marketer, and has written extensively on the topic of online business creation and success.