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I have had a better knowledge of im, blogging and etc since recently but i started a year ago. I just hit 21 years old and when i surf and look at all these successful blogging kids now, I realize I wasted so much time. I mean im already 21 and ive been online since forever, I used to play games and etc. I always knew i had potential and blogging and me is just a match to heaven because i love researching and love writing good content ( all the assignements ive wrote for school made me an expert).

this is really a big slap on my face...i need some cheering.
#cheer
  • Profile picture of the author DPM70
    Forget it for today/tonight. Go out and party. Let yourself breath. Come back to it 8:00 am prompt Monday morning. And then go back to bed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Flynn Patterson
    I know what you mean man, I've wasted so much time too. I feel like I could be doing so much better by now, but we can't change the past, all we can do is try to improve now. Pick something you want to write about, and if there's blogs out there already talking about it, do what they do, but better. Research it more, be a better expert, and write better content, people will follow you, it doesn't matter if you're just starting out. Do a better job and you will become a successful blogger, it's all about quality.
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  • Profile picture of the author mandark
    It sounds like you have all the right tools: willingness to work, interest in blogging, and computer know-how.. now all you need to do is figure out the best way to use those tools to make money. Yeah, you'll make some mistakes - and keep in mind that it often takes IMers much more than a year to get the hang of it and start making stable income.

    Stay persistent, and keep trying new things until you find what works best for you. Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author LindseyRainwater
      A lot of us have been there. No matter how old we are we look back and feel like doing a facepalm because we've "wasted time."

      I'm only a little older than you and do the same thing. I'm been a professional writer for a few years now and STILL feel like I wasted too much time, even though I was working.

      My advice is don't dwell on it. I've done that, and dwelling on time you wasted - just wastes more time.

      Get a plan together and GO for it. Let the past not only be the past, but be educational as well.

      I wish you the best in your blogging ventures. Be sure to share any nuggets of wisdom you come up with.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kieran D
        Hi Fazal,

        Ever heard this quote?

        "Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future" ~ Fulton Oursler

        So forget the past Fazal! It's all about the future. You're only 21 and you've got it all ahead of you! :p
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  • Profile picture of the author addyj672
    Originally Posted by Fazal Mayar View Post

    I have had a better knowledge of im, blogging and etc since recently but i started a year ago. I just hit 21 years old and when i surf and look at all these successful blogging kids now, I realize I wasted so much time. I mean im already 21 and ive been online since forever, I used to play games and etc. I always knew i had potential and blogging and me is just a match to heaven because i love researching and love writing good content ( all the assignements ive wrote for school made me an expert).

    this is really a big slap on my face...i need some cheering.
    I think you have time to do these successful blogging things as you are good in these things. Content writing is not an easy task to perform and you say i am very good in this. So start writing forget the past, as no one can change that. Only live in this moment and do what you can really do good.....
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    You simply weren't ready yet. (Nothing to feel down about.) As I like to say: “That's the past, this is the future.”

    Make the most of the time you have now.
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    "Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity."―Joseph Sugarman
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    • Profile picture of the author sergit
      just hit 21 and wasted so much time?
      I'm 46. Imagine how much time I wasted. It's never too late
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      • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
        Originally Posted by sergit View Post

        just hit 21 and wasted so much time?
        I'm 46. Imagine how much time I wasted. It's never too late
        (Haha) I was thinking something similar. If I thought about everything I've “wasted” (for lack of a better word) I'd probably never get out of bed in the morning.

        Learn from the past, but concentrate on the future. And, enjoy the moment. Maybe at some point you'll think everything happened for the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Russell Barnstein
    Look man, you're 21 and personally, I think you're being unreasonable to yourself. At 21 you SHOULD be just starting out in life. In fact, most people don't get started until 24 or 26, so in reality you are ahead of the game. I didn't figure out what I really loved until my late 20's, and I'm still trying to implement that love in my 30's.

    Figuring out what you love to do and then finding a way to do it and make a living from it is a beautiful thing. And it's an insanely beautiful thing if you figure that out before you are in your 30's or 40's.

    You've got it good man, probably far better than the large majority of us here on the WF. Suck it up and use your advantages to propel yourself even further. Get your butt back on the forums and capitalize on the fact that you're a young entrepreneur who's already leveled the playing field for himself against a lot of people who are far older and more experienced than you. Congratulations man, I am envious of you.

    Positive thoughts get positive results. Now go create a smashing post to show that you have the maturity to recognize that you DO have it good and you ARE farther ahead of the game than your fellow internet marketing peers.

    Suck it up. You're doing great.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dimitris Skiadas
    It's never too late buddy!I ve seen people in Internet Marketing that are from 13-14(eg Caleb Spilchen)*by the way i think he is 16 at the time LOL* and reach the age of 80-85!It's never too late for anyone!All you need is strong will that you can totally do it!
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  • Profile picture of the author GlobalMedia
    I always believed that age can never be a barrier for accomplishing anything. I understand ur feelings, but u must not let urself down. Start today, it will take time but ultimately u will find urself satisfied in time to come.
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  • Profile picture of the author cynthea
    Originally Posted by Fazal Mayar View Post

    I have had a better knowledge of im, blogging and etc since recently but i started a year ago. I just hit 21 years old and when i surf and look at all these successful blogging kids now, I realize I wasted so much time. I mean im already 21 and ive been online since forever, I used to play games and etc. I always knew i had potential and blogging and me is just a match to heaven because i love researching and love writing good content ( all the assignements ive wrote for school made me an expert).

    this is really a big slap on my face...i need some cheering.
    Fazal, *I* want to slap you buddy!!! !! Start today by changing your life! LOL. Don't waste a single minute more wishing you had done things differently.

    I feel your pain, as I have had many of the same feelings you do. I'm more than twice your age, and have experienced deep pain over the time I wasted in life by not having goals.

    But here's the thing - the moment you wake up to the realization that you want life to be different, begin to make those changes. And begin by getting a sense of direction.

    Turn your crisis into opportunity man! Decide today that you are going to successful. Whining about it isn't going to change a thing.

    Find a support tool and work it!! Join a MasterMind group, pick a self-improvement classic to study (and don't just skim it - put it to work!), listen to motivational audios and then set some goals and go after them.

    Without a sense of direction, you will continue to flounder. Be proud of how wise you are at 21!! And make the decision to NOT waste another day. If only *I* were 21 again. But I'm not. So I begin today exactly where I am. Older and wiser with a strong sense of direction.

    I've been intensely studying Think and Grow Rich (I'm reading it for the 3rd time). Also I am re-engineering my self-image through the audio course of "The New Psycho-Cybernetics." I understand now, that although I have always had dreams, I never applied a method to achieving those dreams. I essentially did not have a sense of direction.

    Today I do. Here are the ingredients for the "Success-Type" Personality. You can find out how to acquire these traits through studying any classic self-development book:

    Sense of Direction
    Understanding
    Courage
    Charity (compassion)
    Esteem
    Self-confidence
    Self-acceptance

    ~Maxwell Maltz, "The New Psycho-Cybernetics"

    Start today by determining the direction that you want to go in life. Then make a game plan and GO FOR IT!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author ejb2059
      Originally Posted by cynthea View Post

      Fazal, *I* want to slap you buddy!!! !! Start today by changing your life! LOL. Don't waste a single minute more wishing you had done things differently.

      I feel your pain, as I have had many of the same feelings you do. I'm more than twice your age, and have experienced deep pain over the time I wasted in life by not having goals.

      But here's the thing - the moment you wake up to the realization that you want life to be different, begin to make those changes. And begin by getting a sense of direction.

      Turn your crisis into opportunity man! Decide today that you are going to successful. Whining about it isn't going to change a thing.

      Find a support tool and work it!! Join a MasterMind group, pick a self-improvement classic to study (and don't just skim it - put it to work!), listen to motivational audios and then set some goals and go after them.

      Without a sense of direction, you will continue to flounder. Be proud of how wise you are at 21!! And make the decision to NOT waste another day. If only *I* were 21 again. But I'm not. So I begin today exactly where I am. Older and wiser with a strong sense of direction.

      I've been intensely studying Think and Grow Rich (I'm reading it for the 3rd time). Also I am re-engineering my self-image through the audio course of "The New Psycho-Cybernetics." I understand now, that although I have always had dreams, I never applied a method to achieving those dreams. I essentially did not have a sense of direction.

      Today I do. Here are the ingredients for the "Success-Type" Personality. You can find out how to acquire these traits through studying any classic self-development book:

      Sense of Direction
      Understanding
      Courage
      Charity (compassion)
      Esteem
      Self-confidence
      Self-acceptance

      ~Maxwell Maltz, "The New Psycho-Cybernetics"

      Start today by determining the direction that you want to go in life. Then make a game plan and GO FOR IT!!!
      Outstanding post - Thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author ejb2059
    The fact that you've realized this so early in your life should be cheering enough my friend ...

    You are now empowered to move forward to many years of success ... Imagine if you were an old guy like me and just discovering your talents?

    Forget what was and what could have been ... Don't live life looking in the rear view mirrors!

    Get busy and move into your future before it too is gone

    Good luck

    Rev
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  • Profile picture of the author ANonnaMoose
    Originally Posted by Fazal Mayar View Post

    I have had a better knowledge of im, blogging and etc since recently but i started a year ago. I just hit 21 years old and when i surf and look at all these successful blogging kids now, I realize I wasted so much time. I mean im already 21 and ive been online since forever, I used to play games and etc. I always knew i had potential and blogging and me is just a match to heaven because i love researching and love writing good content ( all the assignements ive wrote for school made me an expert).

    this is really a big slap on my face...i need some cheering.
    This oughta cheer you up, Fazal. I'm 60, and I figure, if I'm lucky, I've got about 20 more years to blog/IM. You've probably got 60, if you take good care of yourself.

    Make the "successful blogging kids" a POSITIVE in your mind. They are helping you by providing sites for you to guest blog on and receive backlinks from. They are implementing ideas you can reverse engineer and build upon. Their success can help empower you, if you frame it right in your mind.

    You are what you think you are. Take action on it and make it your destiny. Do not wait to be happy. Be happy now and do. Visualize positive scenes/outcomes. Tell yourself positive words. Carry yourself with vigor.

    And don't forget to ask yourself questions. How can I <fill in the blank>? Your mind/super conciousness has a way of coming up with the answers, if you learn to listen to it.

    The downside is you're gonna be dead a long time, but the upside is you've got, God willing, 60+ years to create your own destiny. So, carpe diem (look it up if you have to).

    When it's all said and done, people will remember you mainly by one thing: how you made them feel. So, when you're out there seizing the day, make sure your heart's in it.

    Rock on, Fazal! You've got a lot of life ahead of you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Traffic Eagle
    Wish I was 21 again - the internet wasn't around when I was that age. Think of it this way - with all the opportunities online for making money, it's very possible you could be a millionaire by the time you're 23. Don't sulk - get busy!
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  • Profile picture of the author joymarino
    Originally Posted by Fazal Mayar View Post

    I have had a better knowledge of im, blogging and etc since recently but i started a year ago. I just hit 21 years old and when i surf and look at all these successful blogging kids now, I realize I wasted so much time. I mean im already 21 and ive been online since forever, I used to play games and etc. I always knew i had potential and blogging and me is just a match to heaven because i love researching and love writing good content ( all the assignements ive wrote for school made me an expert).

    this is really a big slap on my face...i need some cheering.
    You are ONLY 21...many of the 21 year olds out there have NO clue and think that they have to work for 45 years doing what someone else wants them to do.

    Have faith and confidence in YOU. Don't look at what everyone else is doing, except to learn how to improve upon what you are doing and raise yourself up even higher.

    Find what makes YOU happy and go after it. One step at a time. You were not put on this earth to observe what others are doing. Age is irrelevant...your effect on this world is what matters.

    Go out, have some fun...LIVE YOUR LIFE.

    Blessings,
    Joy

    "Remember, there is no perfect time for anything. There is only NOW. We encourage you with all of our hearts to begin your journey to greater levels of fulfillment and productivity NOW." Jack Canfield
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  • Profile picture of the author PLR Basket
    Originally Posted by Fazal Mayar View Post

    I have had a better knowledge of im, blogging and etc since recently but i started a year ago. I just hit 21 years old and when i surf and look at all these successful blogging kids now, I realize I wasted so much time. I mean im already 21 and ive been online since forever, I used to play games and etc. I always knew i had potential and blogging and me is just a match to heaven because i love researching and love writing good content ( all the assignements ive wrote for school made me an expert).

    this is really a big slap on my face...i need some cheering.
    You're only 21 and you feel like you've wasted your time? Enjoy the time you have now, because once you start getting responsibilities, you won't have the time to even realize that you're wasting your time.
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    • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
      Wow guys, I really thank all of you, such classy persons!

      Like I said, I started Im and blogging a year ago, a year is 365 days folks.

      Anyways, age shouldn't be a factor, I have a lot of ways to go in life then just my business. I have some friends who are at college and dream of the 9-5 for the next 40 years like someone else here mentioned. But, don't you think I should have took the time to read and learnt how to start a website all this time? That is absolutly retarted.

      @Chris Moore,

      Exactly. I need to realize that someday I will have a wife and kids and being successful with IM will allow me to pass that moment a bit more peacefully haha! You know what I mean? this is why these kids are advantaged, they know they won't be kids one day and will need to work their butt off for their family and stuff.

      Anyways, this doesn't change the fact that I had really good tips from you guys and im optimistic, thanks again!
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      • Profile picture of the author cynthea
        Originally Posted by Fazal Mayar View Post

        Wow guys, I really thank all of you, such classy persons!
        ...
        Anyways, this doesn't change the fact that I had really good tips from you guys and im optimistic, thanks again!
        You're welcome!
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  • Profile picture of the author writerval
    Fazal, you don't realize how blessed you are to already know where you want to be heading at your age. We all have a lot of false starts, and success comes a lot later than we think, for most of us anyway. The fact that you recognize how you might have done certain things differently means that you're well on your way to making positive changes.
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  • Profile picture of the author vpsean
    Hey Man,

    Look, it doesn't matter what age you are. There are people who get into the game in there 40s. Forget your age. Just get rocking and soon you'll be rollin' with doh :-)

    With Love & Gratitude,
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    Forget how much time you've wasted - you have 50 more years than me to get it right!
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  • Profile picture of the author adamshappyl
    when u r sad for the sunset, u have already missed the stars. so ...before u miss the stars, go for relax and have a good plan for the next!
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  • Profile picture of the author goodmast3r
    I'm 28 and feel the same. Have wasted so many time
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  • Profile picture of the author Dital
    As they say, learn from your mistakes.

    Look on the bright side, you would not have learnt anything now had it not been that mistake.

    And where would you be right now without your knowledge?
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