So I have come into contact with hundreds of individuals who all had a similar goal: Make Money Online. And for a vast, overwhelmingly majority of them, their dreams of massive paydays never came.
We have all seen hype and many of us fell for it, whether it’s a late night infomercial telling us we can get rich form one tiny little classified add, or online by someone saying we can get rich overnight while we sleep practically doing nothing.
The following are the top reasons why I believe people fail:
1) The fail to take action.
2) The Make to Many Excuses
3) They don’t have a mentor.
4) They claim failure.
Lets start with the first one. We’ve all heard the cliche phrase, “Take Action!” It’s a very powerful phrase that really separates those who are successful and those who are not. Look at any person who has achieved wealth, notoriety, fame, power, etc.. all measures of “success.” What do they have in common? They all took action. If you’re not willing to get in the game, how do you expect to win? People tell me all the time how they want to be rich, but they are not willing to do what it takes. One thing I’m not shy about is hard work. I’m going to bust my ass in school, in business and in my professional life so I can become successful. You need to adopt this attitude. And remember, if you don’t take action.. someone else, who is more eager will and you will lose out on the reward promised to you.
We all know what excuses are, and people tend to have too many. One thing I can’t stand is excuses, my close friends know this. I really can’t stand it when people always shift the blame to someone or something else. You can’t always make up excuses, at some point you need to take ownership. One of my favorite quotes is, “Excuses are tools of the incompetent, they build bridges leading to nowhere, those who specialize in excuses are seldom successful in anything”
Now let us move on to number three. Everyone needs a mentor, or several! You can’t get to where you want to go alone. In my studies, I see this all the time. There are generally two types of students. Those students who welcome the idea of a mentor, and team up with people who are industry experts and ask for guidance, as well as those students who think they can go solo and will just cruise through without a professional bond. Guess who usually ends up getting the jobs come graduation day? You got it, the people with mentors. Guess whose careers excel much quicker? That’s right, the people who have mentors.. I think you get the point. The purpose of a mentor is to teach, train and guide you. You will learn form their mistakes, and you won’t have to worry about making the same ones, hopefully to get you upto speed much quicker. All successful people have mentors, this is important for success.
Lets move to the last of my main reasons why I believe people fail, and one of the main ones. THEY CLAIM FAILURE! I am a faithful guy, and I believe that words have power. When you speak something, you’re claiming that. It’s the same philosophy that you can find in the move movie, “The Secret”. If you have not watched that movie, I highly Suggest it.
I can’t tell you how many emails I get from people, and they all open up like, “Tai, I’m too poor, ” or “Tai, I can’t do this because ….” , “Tai, this isn’t working because…” There are so many complaints! What you speak is what you will receive. Complaining is very dangerous, what you have to do is to look for the treasure in every trial.
Secondly, if you are complaining all of the time, I am going to go as far and say you have an ungrateful heart. In stead of complaining about what you don’t have, be grateful for what you do have. Without this shift in mindset, you’ll forever be trapped in a cycle that is hard to get out. Top leaders never complain. Top Business professional don’t understand the word complain, any challenge they face is simply motivation to excel.
Do you want the secret for true freedom??
Real freedom is not getting your way all of the time. Real freedom is when you don’t get your way and you’re just as happy as when you did get your way.
With that, I want to leave you with a short clip from The Secret.