What keeps you going?

by ryda
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I think it will be inspirational to hear success stories from time to time, especially from warriors who have made it.

Have you ever gave your all - time, effort, money - only to receive a paltry sum in return? Did you quit your job and get people - some closest to you - throwing discouraging words your way? Have you ever felt like throwing in the towel?

What keeps you going?

What keeps your fire burning despite the harshest winds?
#success stories
  • Profile picture of the author lianwei
    Well I got some discouragements from my family members from time to time but they stopped when my first check arrived.

    It wasn't a big sum but a few hundred dollars was good enough to get me motivated and move on with this business. I started blogging and learning from those who have succeeded and I have seen my own blog grow quite a bit. You start to gain readership, make friends and get your name into the community. People start buying ads from you... Thats where you get the strength to move on!
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  • Profile picture of the author Li Weng
    Surprisingly I've never received any discouragement from anyone. I'm lucky that my family and friends were all very supportive. They believed in me and I believed in myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Dalangin
    I give up my job before because I see opportunities online. When Paypal decide to include my country to accept payment it become a big factor to really put my effort to do business alone. Also, I'm a family man and I need to support my family. My family is my source of courage to deal with up and down economy.

    I really believe in my self that I can do it that is why I still stand whatever problems that comes. With the support of my wife and believe in me when I started, I started to come up with great ideas. Literally focus on my own problem and cope it gives me another business opportunity. Even there are big job opportunities, I still rejected them and focus on thinking strategies to build my online business. Sometimes life tease you that being emplyed means monthly income but the truth is, it's just a temporary solution to monthly expenses. I'm also fortunate that I know programming and some technical stuff plus partial business management and sales that is why I know how to handle business problems. I just don't give up.
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  • Profile picture of the author craftscn
    sense of accomplishment for one great media plateform can be widely used my clients, supplier. Of cource more money for happly life, that's the motive for me now.
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  • Profile picture of the author jn.rounak
    well we have faced alot of problems in my life, but my string believe in myself keep me going

    it encourage me to work and work and im sure someday i will get success
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  • Profile picture of the author carolver
    Believe in yourself, stay motivated and don't care about what what people say!
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  • Profile picture of the author LolaValentinos
    What keeps me going is the feedback I get from clients. I admit I get the defeatist attitude from my family, but my clients love me and keep coming back, so theyre the ones that make me get back in the studio everyday and keep coming up with things.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mari_Quint
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      • A bit of a moment here for me... but what keeps me going is not wanting to go back to how things were when I was a kid. There was TONS of negativity, anxiety, depression, violance, ignorance... took me years of working very hard at shutting off the "negative tape" in my head, but I did it and I know life can be beautiful, so I keep going!
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      • Profile picture of the author LolaValentinos
        Originally Posted by Mari_Quint View Post

        Oh yes, feedback is important. It keeps me informed as to which areas I need to improve on.
        Definately! I would keep falling on my face with poor production quality if I didnt know what I wasnt succeeding at
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  • Profile picture of the author jtrag
    "Some people say I have attitude - maybe I do. But I think
    you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no
    one else does - that makes you a winner right there."

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    I agree very much with what Venus Williams said... "You have to believe in yourself when no one else does".

    My motivation is to prove others wrong when they don't believe in me []
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    • Profile picture of the author dsanchez
      Once more, I believe in myself... and once you learn a bit about all this stuff and start seeing some money, it gets a lot easier... I don't want to go back to the 9-5 rat race... no thanks!

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  • Profile picture of the author Demond Jackson
    Call me simple I know, but I will give just about anything to make a full time living with an Internet business. I believe in myself and my success. Therefore I have made promises to my family that I fully intend to fulfill. To create the lifestyle for my family that I can be proud of is my ultimate dream.

    (Money isn't everything to me. The more I have the more I can help others in need.
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  • Profile picture of the author milamber
    Its my girlfriend who makes me feel strong everyday.. That makes me keep goin
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  • Profile picture of the author Deedah
    My mind keeps me going, I use it wisely.
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  • Profile picture of the author doberman
    That is a great question Champion. First I wanted to say a quick Hello and happy New year I am New to the Forum . My name is Real Andrews . Some of you might know me as Lt. Taggert from ABC s' General Hospital. I am very Honored to be part of a Forum that has so many True leaders,Difference makers,CHAMPIONS and Warriors.

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  • Profile picture of the author Ricky Martin
    Just a simple kid of single parent here:

    "The Love of my family"

    All I need to motivate myself , is to look into there eyes.

    Thanks for asking.......

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  • Profile picture of the author adrianasalmon
    Great Question. I think the most prominent thing that keeps me going is my faith. I do believe that there is a force that's all powerful and all knowing that if we are tuned in will guide our activities. I also believe that the pictures we are creating on the inside will determine what shows up on the outside. So I have choosen to select the internal pictures as my source of reference. Actually This is my real world.
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  • Profile picture of the author PhilAnthony
    Absolute Bulldog Determination Ryda. Plain and Simple!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    The most important thing which keeps me going is me. For one reason or another I haven't had much support from other people.

    However I've always believed in what I'm doing and that's the most important thing for me. Even if the whole World disagreed with me I'd keep striving on because I know what I'm doing is a good thing. Many people are ignorant. Many people are jealous. Many people won't listen to you because of stereotypes. Many people will hear one thing and assume something completely false.

    But at the end of the day, if you know who you are and what you're all about, and if what you're doing is something more important than yourself, you can take all that in your stride and leave something great behind before you die.
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    • Profile picture of the author gtoby2001
      What keeps me going is the feeling that I'm so close to breaking through that if I give up now I would be throwing everything away. They say most people give up when they are right around the corner from success. I guess you could call it blind faith and knowing that if you do something long enough you begin to make your own good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Beazley
    Like everyone else said, by believing in my self. No one thought I could do what I have achieved, but my motivation was proving them wrong and I did just that. Now in proving to them that I could do it, they now support me

    It was no easy ride though, took a lot of time and hard work.

    By sticking to what I wanted I achieved it, eventually.

    Word of advise: never give up never surrender.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alan50
    Money. Seeing it in my bank account. Feeling it in my hand. Money = security. I sleep with a nice smile when I am secure.
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  • Profile picture of the author jayden.fellze
    I don't wanna sound pompous but discouraging words or demoralizing attitude doesn't effect me in my professional life. I think except for the people who are really close to you, other people are not worth paying attention to as far as motivation is concerned. I have found that more than half of the time people react on the basis of the unresolved emotions in their heart like jealousy, insecurity or a bad experience they had in the past.

    At the end of the day, every person is different and we should make our own path. But if you have people who depend on you for financial support, then I think their opinion should matter too.
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    • Profile picture of the author Old Goat
      Coffee. Sometimes drugs.

      Oh yeah...also the fact that I know I HAVE TO keep going. At my age, the minute you stop is the beginning of the end. We have to do the best we can and make the most of this life.

      Never stop learning. Never stop moving.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vincelog
    It is the visualization of my success that keeps my passion burning and keep on going. People can be throwing discouragements saying that I can't achieve this or that, but deep down I know success is waiting for me and all I need to do is to take one step at a time and do my best and reach for it.

    Cheers
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    Originally Posted by ryda View Post

    I think it will be inspirational to hear success stories from time to time, especially from warriors who have made it.

    Have you ever gave your all - time, effort, money - only to receive a paltry sum in return? Did you quit your job and get people - some closest to you - throwing discouraging words your way? Have you ever felt like throwing in the towel?

    What keeps you going?

    What keeps your fire burning despite the harshest winds?
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  • Profile picture of the author themessenger
    the flow of time keeps me going.. Just knowing that life can get better and time is moving forward helps me!
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  • Profile picture of the author lina08
    what keeps me going???....My goals (gotta chunk it down to half a dozen, for me its my body, my family, my career, my business, my finances and my spirituality) and my faith (which is believing when there is no reason to believe)
    just my 2 cents
    Lina
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacqueline Watson
    This burning desire to create a
    better life for myself and my
    children...

    I want to teach them the
    power of thought and how
    they can achieve anything
    if they really focus on it.

    Peace and Love

    Jacqueline
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichVillain
    the universe works in mysterious ways, the bigger your goal the harder you will be tested. if what you want is to become something much greater than most people ever expected from you, than you will get there only after you have been tested by them all.

    my greatest success has only come after the greatest test of my will.

    don't give up. and remember you can only grow once you get out of your comfort zone.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ray Burke
    Knowing that my efforts will benefit my children
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    • Profile picture of the author PettyL111
      my family, my loved ones, and my dreams
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  • Profile picture of the author bfennell1
    A good cigar. also I live right on the beach of lake michigan in Indiana so I get awesome sunsets and great walks to think my way thru matters and lots of lake effect snow
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryK
    Yes, my partner when I decided, after being sacked from a job I really disliked, was extremely antagonistic about my starting in IM. In fact, he went so far as to not speak to me for days, when he did speak it wasn't pleasant (cannot print what he would say *censored* plus too negative to want to go into.

    Friends where not overally supportive either, though some were 'well meaning' but felt it was just the 'lucky' chosen few, who made it in IM.

    I followed my dream, shut my ears, literally with headphones at times, to my partners nastiness and kept working, focused and allowed nothing to stop me or stand in my way.

    I agree with the Rich Villian, the Universe is mysterious, my goal is very big and I have been well and truly tested in all areas. Both personally and on the technical side of IM. But I have faced all the challenges, stayed positive and made it through a stronger and more determined person.

    I love what I do and I think that is the 'secret' to achieving success. Being able to stay on course no matter what. I would say to anyone 'follow your passion' that will keep you on course.
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  • Profile picture of the author dowa16
    My determination!
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  • Profile picture of the author Magentaz
    believe in God
    believe in prophet
    obey to my parents
    believe in myself + positive thinking
    never give up
    + don't pressure yourself if somebody humiliate you.. but take this as a lesson before succeed
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  • Profile picture of the author MelodyInFlorida
    What keeps me going are my kids. My daughter turned me on to this forum and the IM after years of Offline Marketing. I love that she showed me how to get my joy started back! It is good to know you instill greatness without even realizing it! Thank you Cori! xoxxox Mom
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  • Profile picture of the author MrCat
    For me it would be for my children. I keep on striving hard to be a better father to my 3 little sweet angels. It gets frustrating at times, but once I see my children happy with what I have provided them - the hardships and frustrations just fades away
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  • Profile picture of the author motivebrendan
    positive thinking
    ability to visualize my goals - i mean really see them in my head before i even start working towards them.
    support from family and friends
    feedback from Affiliates and clients - the good and bad.
    happy employees
    managing failures
    a supreme power to keep me focused and humble
    great surf after a long day
    sunrise
    sunset
    love
    not in that order but as i thought about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Passion Perfumuri
    There are different things to keep you going and for me it's bit complicated. I watched movie "The Secret" and truly believe each and every word of it. I shared the ideas expressed in the movie with all arround me. I keep on striving hard to be a better result orinted by following the secrets in the movie. It gets frustrating at times, but once I see my goals met, the hardships and frustrations remains no where...
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    • Profile picture of the author fxmmorale
      This stuff works. Everyday someone is bursting through the bubble of mediocrity to financial freedom. Whenever I start to get frustrated or disappointed with my results, something positive always seems to happen, as if to provide an indicator of what could be if I don't quit.

      It may come in the form of an unexpected sale or comment on any one of my blogs. Sometimes it may come from an unexpected email correspondence or an ebook that I've decided to read for the third or fourth time, but it always comes.

      The number one motivating factor is to take care of my family. Fighting for table scraps in the corporate world is not living, especially when it can all be taken away from you in an instant. I don't mean to sound conceited or bragadocious, but I know I can do this and when my business takes a step forward, that's all the proof I need.

      If you know you can do this, then I know you can do this. So just keep trucking, cause that's all it takes. A little bit of movement towards your goal each day and before you know it, it will seem like the struggle was a million years ago.

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      • Profile picture of the author naruq
        The thing that keeps me going is that I am very competitive. I love to compete. I have had friends and family members tell me I was crazy for starting an offline business when I was in high school. I like my freedom. I did not want a boss or anybody else to dictate how I would live my life. Growing up poor in the projects also motivates me to this day. It was nice to prove all the naysayers wrong. I think it was Frank Sinatra who said the best revenge is massive Success!
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  • Profile picture of the author zoobie
    Nothing to lose. I am basically jobless and since I have started internet marketing about a year and a half ago, I am really got nothing left and got not much choice as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author tihomir_wwf
    well, my motivation is simple: my dream to have jeep one day
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      Originally Posted by tihomir_wwf View Post

      well, my motivation is simple: my dream to have jeep one day
      A jeep? what kind? I built my dream jeep. A lifted 350 CJ and it was stolen about 1 year after i built it!!!! That was one of my dreams !!!
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  • Profile picture of the author oboi2121
    Hello Omari Taylor Here,

    To be successful online you need a big "Why!" The reason you're doing what you're doing and will be able to press on through any obstacles.

    What has kept me going until I starting making money online is my goal buy my dream home and car. An really once the ball starts rolling thing really start to happen. As long as you continue to stay consistent and persistent. One thing that people do is once they get some results they slow down or go on vacation. Don't do that. When you get results keep pushing and marketing even more.

    Best Wishes to Everyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author Successpass
    You can do it! Keep your head up and remember those that TRULY love you will support you when you're up and when you're down.

    Someone who really loves and cares for you will support you all the way to the top, even if you're making nothing, even if you've lost thousands of dollars.

    A real friend family member or partner will tell you to revise your strategy if you're not making money but they won't tell you you to quit.

    Anyone who does doesn't deserve your love.

    You are a warrior! A champion for going after your dreams and persevering despite the negative feedback from others. You are going to make it so just keep going.

    Try to surround yourself with people who do believe in you, you are as enthusiastic about internet marketing as you are. Connect with people the way you are now and also on a more personal level.

    That should help ease the load quite a bit, if you have someone else you can talk to who is in our industry it can get you through that initial hump that we all had to go through.

    Just remember that we all have a strong need to belong in our dominating social environments and that we will do practically anything-subconciously of course! To fit in with the groups that we are a part of!

    So make sure you spend time connecting with people in our industry, find some in your area if you can, or in your country at least.

    That can keep you going!

    Also try reading motivational content, attend free internet marketing training or if your group holds sessions attend those, we have training three times a week if you need it.

    Also you could try watching a you tube video on something like how to succeed in mlm or internet marketing, get out there the way you are now, and reach out to people who have been there and made it to the other side. They will help you through;-)

    You'll get there, persevere it will all be worth it
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Gentry
    Faith, belief and hope.
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    • Profile picture of the author Red Tomatoe
      What a fantastic thread, so inspirational - people driven by many different things

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    Simply put MONEY BABY!
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  • Profile picture of the author steven20
    The one thing you learn in life is there is no giving up! Because basically if you stop (by giving up) life just passes you until you are ready to jump back on the roller coaster.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnB23
      What keeps me going...

      -The horrendously poor public schools that keep us all back

      The more I read from Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, D Kennedy, etc, you start realizing how pathetic public education is. It cripples people. Like an aluminum can being crushed, thats basically what happens to your brain after 12 years of government school (propaganda) brainwashing. Part of the motivation of success for me is proving school wrong

      Whether that's good motivation or bad, I dont know. I had terrible influences in highschool. It wasnt that long ago. Graduated highschool in 1996. But I still remember little things...like a biology teacher I had. Like in 10th grade, he would do magic tricks for us. And he'd cynically say...oh, if it was so easy to be an entertainer or to be David Copperfield, I'd be on a beach with girls feeding me grapes in bikinis. Stuff like that. Suffice to say, they weren't passing out Tony Robbins books, or anything like that in school.

      Many successful teachers do the opposite of what they teach in school (any wonder they're successful?). Instead of short 50 minute classes with bells ringing, you get "immersion" weekends, learning something. Or instead of teaching everything in isolation, as random facts and statistics, you learn big ideas and models. And you learn that everything is connected to everything else.

      And everything has gotten so dumbed down now...in the media, on tv, etc...I think success is just overcoming the tidal wave of stupidity that comes at you everyday. Why let others dictate your life.

      Also realizing how little most people do. You see the top of the mountain with Tony Robbins, or any other guru. And you realize most are at the bottom. Many big mountains still to climb.
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  • Profile picture of the author Theresea Hughes
    Friends, family and a couple of business mentors to keep me motivated.

    Hardest thing is to learn to believe in yourself and that you really can achieve what you set your mind on doing.

    Strong people who are role models are crucial!
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