Be Realistic? WHy? Every Project I Start I Really Believe I Will Make Millions

by SPC
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I want to see if there are others out there just like me. I start a project with my business partner and me and him both start out thinking we are going to make millions. We really believe that we will. I use to think being realistic was good, but now I think It is just a barrier, a limiting believe that stops you from seeing your true potential.

I have yet to make a lot of money even with all the projects I thought would make me millions(yet to make any real money). But, each new project comes new excitement and we still talk real big. Why think small when it just makes you act small. We think big, we dream big, and we envision big!!

I moved back to my parents house at 25 with my new business partner with literally 5 dollars in my account. I thought it was ridiculous to work a 9-5 which is something I refuse to do, just to pay rent when I could be working on my business all day every day. Literally working 15 hour days as we speak...

My first business was a real flop with one of the most horrible business partner experiences ever. I failed and I thought that business was going to make millions and it DID have the potential. But I think that is where most fall after they fail real hard. I talked and talked and dreamed how big that business could be. Most people would feel embarrassed. I just said oh well, whats next, and its time to start thinking big on the next project.

Anyone have any similar experiences??? Anyone that says being realistic is the way to go, think of Benjamin Franklin, Wright brothers, etc. They were far from being realistic.

Only You know what you can do. Limit your beliefs and think small. Or dream big and eventually you WILL GET BIG. This is coming from a future millionaire......
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  • Wow... I really do believe that you're on your way to making millions. You're so resilient! I've read that resiliency is one of the qualities of a successful entrepreneur. Good luck to you, mate.

    Don't stop believin'!
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    • Profile picture of the author SPC
      Originally Posted by Alfonso_Montenegro View Post

      Wow... I really do believe that you're on your way to making millions. You're so resilient! I've read that resiliency is one of the qualities of a successful entrepreneur. Good luck to you, mate.

      Don't stop believin'!
      Thanks so much! I think some of are built to be resilient others not so much. Thanks for the support
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  • Profile picture of the author SPC
    Originally Posted by Gordon Gekko View Post

    Being realistic is the quickest road to mediocrity. Will Smith did a great job of explaining this subject. Here's the video:

    YouTube - ‪Will Smith's Wisdom‬‏

    I expect for the skeptics and cynics of the Warrior Forum to try to discredit Will Smith...even though Mr. Smith has seen far more success than any of them combined.

    That is so funnyy! I was totally quoting Will Smith from the same video. I totally agree and you can see success in everything he does. Extremely devoted
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  • Profile picture of the author Niel Rose
    "Aim high, because it is less crowded at the top!"

    I think this quote fits in very well with your mindset.

    Keep at it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Raglin
    If you're going to be an entrepreneur you have to have a "think skin" and possess the ability to withstand rejection and the disappointment of failed opportunities.

    I think one of the biggest problems with the Internet is that it's easy for any marketer to say that they are making hundreds of thousands or millions per year in their businesses when in reality they are in worse financial shape than the people watching their videos.

    Failure is as much a part of success as anything else in life and if you're really committed to achieving your goals you won't quit until you find the right business that will get you there.

    Many successful business owners in the offline and online world have failed, lost their businesses and gone bankrupt but they succeeded in the end because they wouldn't stop until they achieved their goals.

    When someone says "be realistic" all they want you to do is conform to their reality when you should be the one to shape your reality.

    Don't give up..
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    • Originally Posted by Jeremy Raglin View Post

      If you're going to be an entrepreneur you have to have a "think skin" and possess the ability to withstand rejection and the disappointment of failed opportunities.

      I think one of the biggest problems with the Internet is that it's easy for any marketer to say that they are making hundreds of thousands or millions per year in their businesses when in reality they are in worse financial shape than the people watching their videos.

      Failure is as much a part of success as anything else in life and if you're really committed to achieving your goals you won't quit until you find the right business that will get you there.

      Many successful business owners in the offline and online world have failed, lost their businesses and gone bankrupt but they succeeded in the end because they wouldn't stop until they achieved their goals.

      When someone says "be realistic" all they want you to do is conform to their reality when you should be the one to shape your reality.

      Don't give up..

      That's very true, Jeremy. It really sucks when people say that your vision is a pipe dream just because they're limited in their thinking. But that's how most people are... living a life of quiet desperation.

      But we guys are different... because we believe that we can shape our reality and we have the drive to pull it off.


      Don't stop believin' - Journey (An American Band)
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  • Profile picture of the author xxdksxx
    I think you are going to be very successful in the very near future if you keep your head up and aim high.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tenzen
    the Key to Success in any Business venture is Secrecy

    the more you talk about it, the more the Universe conspires against you.

    any millionaire Tycoon will tell you that

    the more you talk, the more your success flees out of your grasp

    dont talk, dont tell others, dont brag, dont show off, dont tell your date, dont tell ANYONE

    control all Information on a need-to-know basis, and give only what must be given, even to your own partners and employees

    keep you ideas in a secure, offline journal

    and work towards your goal, keeping it as more than fragile notion, only in your mind, and build upon daily in your mind, and your life, in secrecy, privately, dont expose your thoughts to others

    keep that faith and be faithful and true to your ideal, and the fact that it was even given to you

    dont sell or betray it


    develop it, nurture it, build on it, and bring it out into creation bit by bit

    "never count your money, while you're sitting at the table.. there'll be time enough for counting, when the dealing is done", when the business is done
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    • Profile picture of the author SPC
      Originally Posted by Tenzen View Post

      the Key to Success in any Business venture is Secrecy

      the more you talk about it, the more the Universe conspires against you.

      any millionaire Tycoon will tell you that

      the more you talk, the more your success flees out of your grasp

      dont talk, dont tell others, dont brag, dont show off, dont tell your date, dont tell ANYONE

      control all Information on a need-to-know basis, and give only what must be given, even to your own partners and employees

      keep you ideas in a secure, offline journal

      and work towards your goal, keeping it as more than fragile notion, only in your mind, and build upon daily in your mind, and your life, in secrecy, privately, dont expose your thoughts to others

      keep that faith and be faithful and true to your ideal, and the fact that it was even given to you

      dont sell or betray it


      develop it, nurture it, build on it, and bring it out into creation bit by bit

      "never count your money, while you're sitting at the table.. there'll be time enough for counting, when the dealing is done", when the business is done
      Thank you for your advice. Is this coming from a successful business person?
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      • Profile picture of the author Tenzen
        Originally Posted by SPC View Post

        Thank you for your advice. Is this coming from a successful business person?
        yes, that does come from many successful business people, its not my idea

        it was posted on this forum by a successful person..

        successful in finding out what doesnt work mostly..

        i have much personal experience with this.

        but its hard for me to put into practice.. i suppose its a vanity on some level that makes me blab my mouth

        its also just lack of commitment to the idea that causes me to spend time chatting up a storm and asking other people's ideas

        if it was my idea to begin with, then i need to OWN that idea, and meditate on it, and nurture it, and mature the idea for myself

        the more i talk about it, the more it becomes the idea of others, and the more dependent i become on the ideas and opinions of others, and the more other people begin to own my idea, and the more that idea is passed through me to them, until i've lost the entire project, or at least the meaning and driving force behind it

        i've had many good ideas stolen, and my ideas have made other people into millionaires

        the universe seems to be created that way

        it gives you the idea, and the less fidelity you show it, the more promptly you are deemed unfit or unworthy and that potential future is taken away from you

        the ideas come to us, are given to us, and all people, and only those who truly value the idea and its origins and its potential will be granted its fruit and rewards

        try it, if you can

        i challenge you and anyone reading this..

        IF you can manage to keep it a secret, and manage to maintain its existence within yourself, you will succeed.

        but thats a rather tall order for most people.. too challenging, maybe even physiologically impossible

        i'm still working on it

        getting past the bull that i lay in front of myself, and keeping the purity of the idea in myself, and in my life, and dedicate my mind, body, heart, and soul to nurturing and developing it

        anyway, good luck to us all
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        • Profile picture of the author Tenzen
          but, as SPC pointed out, the key to success lies in finding like-minded partners, people who wont go blabbing to people

          its hard enough to do it yourself, let alone find someone else who's equally as humble

          thats why you almost have to hire and train people for the job yourself

          unless its a free, open-source project that many people can freely contribute to

          if you are making it into a business idea, you are almost for sure going to have to be the leader of the company, and manage other people and their activities, keeping everyone in the dark, with only a part of the larger goal, without the complete picture, so that remains with only you
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          • Profile picture of the author Tenzen
            on another note, and on the other end of the spectrum, are people who actually live to steal ideas, and develop them

            and they are successful in almost every instance

            i think this works for them because they are forced to keep it a secret, because they know its not their idea, and others are working towards it, and they could face lawsuits if anyone found out,

            its that secrecy and commitment and belief in the idea that makes them successful, even though they stole the idea

            in fact, if you stole someone else's idea and ran with it like your pants were on fire, you too would become equally as successful. its practically guaranteed

            maybe if we started to believe the ideas we have are 'stolen' from the universe.. and we better run with them like our pants are on fire, and if the universe catches wind of what we are up to, we'll be sabotaged and doomed to failure
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    • Originally Posted by Gordon Gekko View Post

      ^^^ This advice might sound impractical, but this person is telling you the truth. I learned this the hard way. Keep your goals to yourself, and share them only with people that can help you. Another reason, which wasn't mentioned, is the fact that many people will have some not-too-kind things to say to you for aiming high. If you're aspiring to success, you don't want to waste your energy arguing with those losers.

      I might add that you can tell them when you already achieved your goal. Just don't do it in a bragging way.

      The point is... if you have a goal, never tell anyone about it until you've achieve it. Although when you do tell, hold off some details unless they ask.
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    • Profile picture of the author SPC
      Originally Posted by Gordon Gekko View Post

      ^^^ This advice might sound impractical, but this person is telling you the truth. I learned this the hard way. Keep your goals to yourself, and share them only with people that can help you. Another reason, which wasn't mentioned, is the fact that many people will have some not-too-kind things to say to you for aiming high. If you're aspiring to success, you don't want to waste your energy arguing with those losers.
      Wow, I really liked the way you put that.. It really hits it dead on! I use to try telling everyone about my aspirations but it became worthless like you said. People put you down and say mean things because deep down they wish they had the courage to do what you are doing. I use to get worked up and now its better to keep it to yourself and those who really believe in you. Others who have not or are not going anywhere seem to be the worse. Eventually I feel you have to let go of them.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tenzen
        Originally Posted by SPC View Post

        Wow, I really liked the way you put that.. It really hits it dead on! I use to try telling everyone about my aspirations but it became worthless like you said. People put you down and say mean things because deep down they wish they had the courage to do what you are doing. I use to get worked up and now its better to keep it to yourself and those who really believe in you. Others who have not or are not going anywhere seem to be the worse. Eventually I feel you have to let go of them.
        i would still chalk that up to 'Mysteries of the Universe'

        its almost like a Law of nature..

        Say something, get the world against you, trying to undermine you, belittle you, bring you down, and bind you to a low level

        people will betray you, steal your idea, work against you, plot against you, try to usurp your position and idea, beguile, trick you, destroy you, and work to bring others against you

        i dont think they have a choice, i think it just happens, i think its just the way the Universe works, I think its the Universe which allows it to happen, and creates this "Cause & Effect"

        every successful person will tell you a story of how everyone they knew tried to bring them down and sabotage their development and success

        its some strange unwritten Law of physics

        Keep Quiet, or The Universe unleashes a Fury hailstorm against your plan, a Maelstrom of destruction, a vortex of blinding chaos
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        • Profile picture of the author SPC
          Originally Posted by Tenzen View Post

          i would still chalk that up to 'Mysteries of the Universe'

          its almost like a Law of nature..

          Say something, get the world against you, trying to undermine you, belittle you, bring you down, and bind you to a low level

          people will betray you, steal your idea, work against you, plot against you, try to usurp your position and idea, beguile, trick you, destroy you, and work to bring others against you

          i dont think they have a choice, i think it just happens, i think its just the way the Universe works, I think its the Universe which allows it to happen, and creates this "Cause & Effect"

          every successful person will tell you a story of how everyone they knew tried to bring them down and sabotage their development and success

          its some strange unwritten Law of physics

          Keep Quiet, or The Universe unleashes a Fury hailstorm against your plan, a Maelstrom of destruction, a vortex of blinding chaos
          No offense but it seems that all of your statements are very pessimistic. I find it hard to believe that everyone is conspiring to bring you down. I have been ruined by one business partner so bad it would make some people want to quit. But I have also found a business partner which pushes me everyday to limits I didnt know possible. If you are afraid of everyone you will start to oversee HUGE opportunities.
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          • Profile picture of the author Tenzen
            Originally Posted by SPC View Post

            No offense but it seems that all of your statements are very pessimistic. I find it hard to believe that everyone is conspiring to bring you down. I have been ruined by one business partner so bad it would make some people want to quit. But I have also found a business partner which pushes me everyday to limits I didnt know possible. If you are afraid of everyone you will start to oversee HUGE opportunities.
            well, i have to disagree on the pessimist part. I think its really just common sense.

            like i said, this is not an idea i created by myself, this has been told to me by very successful people, and seems to me to be the staple of all great endeavors

            i just personally dont believe anyone will ever be great if they go blabbing their mouths off about everything they are doing

            its like the person on a diet & fitness program where all they do is talk about the diet and exercise program they are on to everyone.. they usually end up in front of the tv binge eating

            i believe the more you talk about doing something, the less likely you are to achieve it, regardless of the endeavor

            like the person who tells everyone about the remodeling they are going to do for the house, that person is the least likely to accomplish anything.

            successful people dont publish their activities to the world, they just do it

            honestly, Nike had it right.. along with slogans like "i'm not a trendy loser for wearing this", they also managed to create one of the best slogans on the planet, "Just Do It".. advice we should all take

            Olympic athletes know this to be true as well.. they know that telling everyone they are going to be the best swimmer or runner is sure to make them fail, they dont tell everyone, they just do it.

            even established corporations put this into practice, they dont have a meeting telling everyone their plans, those plans would surely be unproductive. it doesnt take everyone out to get you, it only takes one person out for themselves to unravel you

            instead, large companies make strategies, and goals, short and long term, and break things into phases, and objectives and segments that they then put people to work on.

            nobody actually knows exactly what the end-game plan is but the CEO

            even if we pretend you are the most optimistic person in the world, believing nobody means you harm, and you believe in the inherent good in all people, and that no 'darkness" or "superstition" will thwart your optimism and your telling everyone you meet all about your plans, in the hopes that they will all be willing to help you and encourage you and give you a pat on the back... not only are you, then, also the most naive person in the world, you probably are in the wrong field, and maybe shouldnt be doing business, but rather looking into something like teaching, or other jobs where your overwhelming idealism is an asset

            because business is a cut-throat world, not for the faint of heart.. its really a dog-eat-dog world, and anyone worth their salt has learned that

            if you dont believe that.. just give it time, eventually you will, and every successful entrepreneur who really has no limits to his goals, trusts about 1 person. himself.. and maybe a naive, uncorrupted assistant of some sort who has yet to really understand the complexities of the business-minded world
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            • Profile picture of the author SPC
              Originally Posted by Tenzen View Post

              well, i have to disagree on the pessimist part. I think its really just common sense.

              like i said, this is not an idea i created by myself, this has been told to me by very successful people, and seems to me to be the staple of all great endeavors

              i just personally dont believe anyone will ever be great if they go blabbing their mouths off about everything they are doing

              its like the person on a diet & fitness program where all they do is talk about the diet and exercise program they are on to everyone.. they usually end up in front of the tv binge eating

              i believe the more you talk about doing something, the less likely you are to achieve it, regardless of the endeavor

              like the person who tells everyone about the remodeling they are going to do for the house, that person is the least likely to accomplish anything.

              successful people dont publish their activities to the world, they just do it

              honestly, Nike had it right.. along with slogans like "i'm not a trendy loser for wearing this", they also managed to create one of the best slogans on the planet, "Just Do It".. advice we should all take

              Olympic athletes know this to be true as well.. they know that telling everyone they are going to be the best swimmer or runner is sure to make them fail, they dont tell everyone, they just do it.

              even established corporations put this into practice, they dont have a meeting telling everyone their plans, those plans would surely be unproductive. it doesnt take everyone out to get you, it only takes one person out for themselves to unravel you

              instead, large companies make strategies, and goals, short and long term, and break things into phases, and objectives and segments that they then put people to work on.

              nobody actually knows exactly what the end-game plan is but the CEO

              even if we pretend you are the most optimistic person in the world, believing nobody means you harm, and you believe in the inherent good in all people, and that no 'darkness" or "superstition" will thwart your optimism and your telling everyone you meet all about your plans, in the hopes that they will all be willing to help you and encourage you and give you a pat on the back... not only are you, then, also the most naive person in the world, you probably are in the wrong field, and maybe shouldnt be doing business, but rather looking into something like teaching, or other jobs where your overwhelming idealism is an asset

              because business is a cut-throat world, not for the faint of heart.. its really a dog-eat-dog world, and anyone worth their salt has learned that

              if you dont believe that.. just give it time, eventually you will, and every successful entrepreneur who really has no limits to his goals, trusts about 1 person. himself.. and maybe a naive, uncorrupted assistant of some sort who has yet to really understand the complexities of the business-minded world
              I agree on a lot of what you have said I think I was misunderstanding what you meant. I only talk with my business partner about what we can accomplish and we talk and talk but only to each other. We try and push each other and dream of all the big that we can accomplish. It pushes us. Deep down we know it won't be easy and it probably won't happen the first few times but we know it will happen eventually.

              I don't even like telling anyone else my goals, my dreams or the businesses I am involved with. I agree with you that people will try and strike you down. And I have learned the hard way that you cannot rely on others and only you know what you are destined to be. I am lucky to have found a great business partner who has also been my roommate for 3 years so I not worried about anything bad happening. I have been ****ed over before because I was too naive to see all the signs
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Agency
    Optimism! I like you buddy, that's it we must think always positive.
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  • Profile picture of the author markfreedom
    That should be the mindset of every one that in every effort we exert in every project we had should gain and earn millions. Optimism is one of the key!
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  • Profile picture of the author Goliath
    Originally Posted by SPC View Post

    Only You know what you can do. Limit your beliefs and think small. Or dream big and eventually you WILL GET BIG. This is coming from a future millionaire......
    Two thumbs UP mate!

    Awesome thinking

    To all the skeptics out there,
    read this quote once...
    understand it...
    and never doubt it EVER AGAIN!

    You know its true. And you know its the way to go.

    Cheers!
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    "Perfectionism is just fear of failure in disguise..."

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    • Profile picture of the author mounds
      In my short time doing this, here's what I've found:

      If you aim low, competition is fierce. It's fierce to the point where it's difficult to stand out. Unless your goal is to become the tallest midget in the world, don't aim low.

      For me, making huge money is a long-term goal. It's not something I expect anytime soon. What I do expect is advancement. I keep looking just beyond what I consider realistic and aim for that. As a result, I grow immensely. If you stay in the realm of realistic, you will be doomed to very slow growth.

      I learned a lot of this from my dad. Whenever an opportunity comes in his direction, "realistic" does not exist. It's simply, "How are we going to get this done?". That attitude created a very large business, relatively quickly.

      -Tim
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  • Profile picture of the author jr1228
    I like to aim mid-range. I don't think I am going to make millions, but I chunk all of my goals out into very reasonable, attainable goals that add up to something bigger.

    I'll admit though that sometimes I get stuck in the mindset of aiming lower than I should because I don't like to be disappointed and I would rather be pleasantly surprised.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tenzen
      Originally Posted by jr1228 View Post

      I like to aim mid-range. I don't think I am going to make millions, but I chunk all of my goals out into very reasonable, attainable goals that add up to something bigger.

      I'll admit though that sometimes I get stuck in the mindset of aiming lower than I should because I don't like to be disappointed and I would rather be pleasantly surprised.
      as one friend of mine told me:

      "We aim for a million a year, and have alot of fun along the way"

      meaning, even if he makes less than 100,000 per year, he and the people in his circle aim for a million per year gain, and end up making enough to really enjoy life, knowing they aimed as high as they could and tried their best, and lived life to the fullesst
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  • Profile picture of the author JingQuimPo
    Albeit 95% of all marketers, including me, when we started out 1st IM business, thought that we well be living like kings soon.
    Unfortunately with only a few failure, only half or less has the mindset and mentality to stay on the path of the competitive IM business. The mentality to think that a failure brings opportunity and knowledge to make your product or services better than the last one.
    Just pick up the pieces, plan again and then do it better.

    "I see, I forget. I hear, I remember. I do, I understand."
    Chinese proverb
    Jing Quimpo
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