Sometimes You Need To TRUST You Are Good Enough...

by Toniy
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You'll have to forgive me... I've just been looking through TV Sports Ads for a thread in the Copywriting Forum... you know the 'Impossible is Nothing', 'No excuses', 'Become a Legend'... so I've got this on the brain now.

But it inspired me to reel off on a thought track and I think some people could do with hearing this...


You don't succeed by being lucky.

You don't become a big name Internet Millionaire overnight.

It doesn't 'Just Happen'.


If you think of Frank Kern, Jay Abraham, John Carlton etc. as the pinnacle of Internet Marketers, don't forget they had to start where you did too.

No one is born with the ability to make six and seven figures. It takes work, it takes effort, it takes dedication, but more than anything it requires the belief in yourself that you are CAPABLE of success, at least enough to make you spend more time working at it.

I can't exemplify that any better than repeating this... Nobody is born a success. It isn't natural. It is artificial. It is Made. You need to learn how to make it, just like you learned to read and write.

Success is found by people who share the same common ground... they try, they **** up, they try some more, get it wrong worse, they try and they learn and they keep at it until finally... they succeed.


Making money is a science more than it is an art.



Science is formulaic... do the right things the right way and you will profit. But nobody is born with that knowledge. You gotta go find it, learn it, apply it.

Apply it, get it wrong, apply it differently and keep at it until you get it right.

It isn't luck... there's no 'You might not make it'. There is only 'You choose when to give up.'

You will always be forgiven for getting it wrong. You will always have the opportunity to get it right.

My advice to you, is to simply immerse yourself in the world of whatever venture you are choosing to pursue. Be it affiliate marketing, product creation, Pay Per Click, Cost Per Action, AdSense Sites... Immerse yourself in it.

Live it, eat it, breathe it... Become consumed by it.

It sounds extreme, and it is extreme. Just like being a part of the upper 5% of people who succeed with their own business is extreme.


You want to be extreme. Success isn't for the faint of heart.



For those destined for success... what you put together in the first place will not be perfect. Perfect is for those who study and refine and tinker until... well, until it's perfect.... and guess what?

It never gets implemented. Because it will never be perfect.

Don't doubt that you have something valuable to say, or give. There are no new ideas, just new takes on the ones that have lasted.

You don't need to start a revolution... you don't need to set the world on fire. Not to begin with.


First you need to learn enough to be poor at something. Now you need to get better. But you're still better now than those that never tried.

Then you learn to be competent. Now you can start earning.

From there you become better than most. Now you earn comfortably.

After that, you start getting good. Now you get earn a lot.

Once you're good, you can become excellent. Now you have more money than you'll ever need.

Once you're excellent
... You can become a Master of Your Craft. You can make the rules. You can set the world on fire.


... You choose where to stop.


But it doesn't come overnight.

And it doesn't come easily.

There's a book called 'Outliers: The Story Of Success' written by Malcolm Gladwell, and it was actually published on my birthday... How do you think THAT makes me feel? ... I haven't read it.

In it though, you'll find the 10,000 hour rule, which states that mastery over any given subject can be achieved by practicing it for 10,000 hours.

That's 417 Days. Which is a little more than 1.14 Years...

By that working then... If you spent six hours a day studying and applying what you learn in your chosen field... you'll become a Master... A Frank Kern, A John Carlton, pick your poison... in 4.5 Years.

Take a few days off, it'll take longer. Work at it more than 6 hours a day, it'll find you sooner.

Regardless of where you are now, you have the ability to get better. As soon as you become competent (which doesn't take long, you're just one good book, course or conversation away...) you can start earning AS LONG AS you put it into PRACTICE.


There are no theoretical Masters. Just well read Amateurs.


Once you can see a process through from start to finish, and you can see how logically the money will come to you... you can trust that you're good enough to start earning and make money.

If you understand why a venture will make money, and there aren't any 'missing steps'... then you will profit. That's competence.

Have you ever seen this?

Step 1
Step 2
???
Profit


Apparently it came from South Park but it makes my point nicely...

Once you can define the '???' you have competence, you can go out and make money. Just TRUST that it will work. Suspend disbelief that you could be an Internet Profiteer for a moment and go ahead and take the necessary steps.


You'll always be forgiven for getting it wrong.



If you don't feel you're good enough now, and you've been at this for a reasonable amount of time... you almost certainly are good enough.

Trust in the 10,000 hour rule... SO few people get there, and if you can get to 2,000 hours, or even 1,000 hours... you'll know what others don't. People pay money for what they can't do and don't know.

Some of the science of success is intangible... The Law Of Attraction, The Law Of Reciprocity... these things are what bring you money, these are things you can't see or touch, but exist nonetheless.

These things are human nature... just because 2+2 seems to equal 5, enjoy it, trust it. What's the alternative? ... Not doing it? Where will that get you?

Most people don't even see 1,000 hours of work. Most people never realise their potential.



Make a promise to yourself that you'll go the distance. Know there's light at the end of the tunnel if you persevere.

If you managed to read this far, you've made a good start. This isn't a short post and you've persevered. Congratulations, you are capable of sticking to a single task for a certain length of time.

Don't even promise yourself 10,000 hours at first... Just try 10.

Of course with the Pareto Principle (The 80/20 rule) with the right information, your first 2,000 hours could well bring your six figures a year... that's the beauty of Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants.

... Just make sure the Giant is a Giant and not actually a big pile of ****.



I think these two videos help make my point:




Take it easy,

Adam
#good #trust
  • Profile picture of the author Mitja Drame
    It was a great read and I totally agree with you! And I love the videos. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you all the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author RHert
    Great post. I do have to disagree on one point. We are born with the ability to succeed inside of us, but like a diamond we have to find it draw it out and cut it before it is worth anything, and that isn't just not easy, it's painful.
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  • Profile picture of the author LeeLee
    Thank you for this wonderful post. I love the feeling of stumbling onto just the right thing at the right time. Until yesterday I was struggling. I had been learning. I learned a lot. But for some reason I was afraid to implement. I was still afraid yesterday but got up the guts to at least take an anonymous first step. And I didn't fail. I did well. I didn't do spectacular. I still have to take my knowledge and talent and fit it into the constraints of my task. But I am suddenly empowered by my own impetus. It is good to be me today.
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  • Profile picture of the author scottsdaleins
    Wow, great post. I also read the Gladwell book and it's been encouraging to me to keep me pushing forward everyday. Love the MJ vids you use
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  • Profile picture of the author Toniy
    Mitja Drame - Thanks Mitja, I wish you all the best right there in return, it was a pleasure to write

    RHert - I see where you're coming from, valid point. I think we're coming at the same idea in different directions. The potential is there, everyone can develop the ability, but like you said, if you don't 'draw it out and cut it'... it isn't worth a damn and you'll never see the fruits of your labours. Thanks

    LeeLee - I'm happy to do it That's exactly what I was hoping to achieve with this... just hearing the right thing at the right time can give you a boost that'll last for weeks and months. It IS good to be you today, and it will be for a while Way to ****ing go my friend Proud of ya'

    scottsdaleins - Thanks man, I went through about 20 of these videos to make a post worthwhile in the other thread :p But these really say it best I think.

    sitehero - Yeah man you joke... but I actually had to edit this after I posted and change 'You don't succeed by being lucky' from 'You don't get rich by being lucky'... because I knew some smartass would talk about the lottery :p Thanks for the kind words
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    thanks for good post!!!)
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  • Profile picture of the author addison.agnote
    Thanks for this great post!
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisKahler
    You're right, making money IS mostly a science... the art comes in how you manage YOURSELF and your life.

    Finding the healthy balance in life between all major aspects can be a bit difficult and that's when creativity as well as inner power comes into play.

    It really is hard balancing family life, social life, physical exercise/health, spiritual well being, learning knowledge, and acting in accordance to your set goals unless you have a heck of a lot of determination, perseverance, and a great purpose for your life.

    But once you figure that part out, it's all about applying yourself to the science you've mentioned above and getting it done!
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisKahler
    BTW, I meant to also thank you for this post. It was very motivational!
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  • Profile picture of the author bryansallee
    great video post.... i love it!!! thanks for the share
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  • Profile picture of the author bateati
    This actually was helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author lame123
    Great post man. Some points you shared are really very true. Like the videos. Appreciating job.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMWinner
    Thanks for sharing to us a very helpful videos, and I really admired Jordan (as I am a big fan of him) on how he face pressure and accepts the failures he made during his career and the decisions that he made in his life. I watched a documentary about him and how he faces challenges and pressure, and takes it as his responsibility which makes him even more great.

    In the IM business or any other business, there's no such thing as pure luck. I always believe that a person will succeed if he works his way to the top and is determined to really achieve what he wants to achieve in life. We cannot just sleep on the couch and by tomorrow, we are a millionaire. Luck is just an illusion that there is this luck for people to hope that they can be rich or something. It's what my father told me, there's no shortcuts for success and that to become who we want to be, we have to set our mind to it and work our way to reach it. We would not become a doctor, engineer or Internet Marketing businessman if we just sit on the couch and watch TV while waiting for success to knock at our door. People tend to become lazy and inactive especially if they have this concept that luck will bring them to their dream. Hard work, perseverance and the will to be on top is what makes a person successful.
    I also agree that success is a science since it undergoes a process from the first step to the top, and you can't just start from the first step and would leap to the top. It's impossible to do that because we all have to follow the flow or the process.

    Thanks for sharing and this will definitely motivates and inspire people.
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    • Profile picture of the author Toniy
      IMWinner - Oh hey dude you just jumped in while I was writing up the last post :p

      First off, thanks for you insights. I've never really paid much attention to Jordan but he is a hell of a Man. By that I mean, a Man to be inspired by, a Man to respect and admire.

      I really like your take on Luck as well... That's a big problem I know a lot of people have with things like 'The Secret', where they say 'just think about it and it'll come'... to the point people actually believe it's better if they DON'T do anything That's not it at all... you gotta go and get what's yours.

      Start with nothing, get a little more each and every day, the more you put into it, the more you get out.... etc.

      I like to throw this little phrase around with people who still don't quite get the concept...

      'I Make My Own Luck'
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  • Profile picture of the author Toniy
    svsente - Thanks for the appreciation

    addison.agnote - Thanks for this great comment

    ChrisKahler - I agree... and this is exactly what I'm saying when I talk about the 9 in 10... for most people, 'Happiness' is too difficult to obtain. So they settle, they lower their standards, they forget about would 'could be' and their fire goes out.

    Each one of those elements you mentioned; friends, family, physical well-being, spiritual well-being, direction and purpose... these are all VITAL for a truly happy, self-actualised existence, in my humble opinion... but all EASILY attainable, for a person who doesn't mind the pain.

    But christ, who wants to keep account of all that?? Right? :p Who wants pain...

    Thing is... pain builds Character. Character gives you the ability to be better at everything and anything.

    Sure it's tough, but it gets easier. I've ****ed up countless times to get where I am now and I've had to make plenty of painful sacrifices... and I've had to wonder if I'd make the same choices knowing what I know now... so no, I didn't get it right the first, second or third time... but I'm still here

    ChrisKahler - Appreciate it buddy :p

    bryansallee - No problem man, I enjoyed the vids too

    auswarrior996 - Thanks for the thanks

    bateati - Ha! You sound surprised Not to worry, I'm glad it helped.

    lame123 - Thanks for the kind words my friend
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  • Profile picture of the author RobBritt
    Luck is being in the right place at the right time ON PURPOSE, and having the right skill set or the ability to access the information you need. We all create our own reality whatever that may be. the greatest success stories are from people who fell down lots of times and continued to get up and persevere.

    Great videos and a great post Adam. I always enjoy reading whatever you have to say..
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    Originally Posted by Toniy View Post

    Trust in the 10,000 hour rule... SO few people get there, and if you can get to 2,000 hours, or even 1,000 hours... you'll know what others don't. People pay money for what they can't do and don't know.
    So true... it's a sad fact that many people will quit in their first 1-3 months because they didn't see any results. I've heard this phrase many times over: "I'll give it a month and see how it goes"

    The truth is... it isn't going to happen in a month when you're first starting out, so there is really no use giving it even 1 month. Dr. Phil has a line I love when he tells people how long to commit to something. He says: "I don't want you to do this for a week or a month or a year... I want you to do this until..." What he is basically saying is: It will work, but it's only going to work if you work at it until it does work.

    Great Read... thanks for sharing!
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  • Profile picture of the author Toniy
    RobBritt - Really well said Rob and thanks for the appreciation... it's nice to know I can still pull one out of the bag now and again

    AskScottOBrien - Wow... I always thought Dr. Phil was a joke :p But I'm in the UK and to be honest... I just know he's a bald guy with a moustache But admittedly that's well said... I find a lot of the time people 'negotiate' and say 'I'll try it out for x days'... but you don't negotiate with success. Either do what it takes, or don't, you know? Thanks man...

    ... Incidentally here's the only knowledge I have of Dr. Phil



    So while I don't condone the point (because I don't know the guy...), I think I can be forgiven for the misunderstanding....
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  • Profile picture of the author stopper
    You really have to learn it and apply it even king Solomon did not achieve much until he asked for it, got it and used his wisdom
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  • Profile picture of the author Maricela margene
    great advice, i totally agree that luck has nothing to do with success. you work hard, you attitude and keeping your goals in front and making small steps toward it are way to succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Toniy
    stopper - King Solomon huh? I'd actually love to know more about that... I know I could look it up, but I so much prefer hearing a good story Thanks

    Maricela margene - Thank you kindly Luck certainly isn't a defining factor... I just think of it as a karmic payout when some happy coincidence comes out of the blue You bring up an important point about focus as well, nice one
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    Amazing post man! I totally agree with you. Such an informative and mind blowing insights!
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  • Profile picture of the author dorianjohn425
    Originally Posted by Toniy View Post

    You'll have to forgive me... I've just been looking through TV Sports Ads for a thread in the Copywriting Forum... you know the 'Impossible is Nothing', 'No excuses', 'Become a Legend'... so I've got this on the brain now.

    But it inspired me to reel off on a thought track and I think some people could do with hearing this...


    You don't succeed by being lucky.

    You don't become a big name Internet Millionaire overnight.

    It doesn't 'Just Happen'.


    If you think of Frank Kern, Jay Abraham, John Carlton etc. as the pinnacle of Internet Marketers, don't forget they had to start where you did too.

    No one is born with the ability to make six and seven figures. It takes work, it takes effort, it takes dedication, but more than anything it requires the belief in yourself that you are CAPABLE of success, at least enough to make you spend more time working at it.

    I can't exemplify that any better than repeating this... Nobody is born a success. It isn't natural. It is artificial. It is Made. You need to learn how to make it, just like you learned to read and write.

    Success is found by people who share the same common ground... they try, they **** up, they try some more, get it wrong worse, they try and they learn and they keep at it until finally... they succeed.


    Making money is a science more than it is an art.



    Science is formulaic... do the right things the right way and you will profit. But nobody is born with that knowledge. You gotta go find it, learn it, apply it.

    Apply it, get it wrong, apply it differently and keep at it until you get it right.

    It isn't luck... there's no 'You might not make it'. There is only 'You choose when to give up.'

    You will always be forgiven for getting it wrong. You will always have the opportunity to get it right.

    My advice to you, is to simply immerse yourself in the world of whatever venture you are choosing to pursue. Be it affiliate marketing, product creation, Pay Per Click, Cost Per Action, AdSense Sites... Immerse yourself in it.

    Live it, eat it, breathe it... Become consumed by it.

    It sounds extreme, and it is extreme. Just like being a part of the upper 5% of people who succeed with their own business is extreme.


    You want to be extreme. Success isn't for the faint of heart.



    For those destined for success... what you put together in the first place will not be perfect. Perfect is for those who study and refine and tinker until... well, until it's perfect.... and guess what?

    It never gets implemented. Because it will never be perfect.

    Don't doubt that you have something valuable to say, or give. There are no new ideas, just new takes on the ones that have lasted.

    You don't need to start a revolution... you don't need to set the world on fire. Not to begin with.


    First you need to learn enough to be poor at something. Now you need to get better. But you're still better now than those that never tried.

    Then you learn to be competent. Now you can start earning.

    From there you become better than most. Now you earn comfortably.

    After that, you start getting good. Now you get earn a lot.

    Once you're good, you can become excellent. Now you have more money than you'll ever need.

    Once you're excellent
    ... You can become a Master of Your Craft. You can make the rules. You can set the world on fire.


    ... You choose where to stop.


    But it doesn't come overnight.

    And it doesn't come easily.

    There's a book called 'Outliers: The Story Of Success' written by Malcolm Gladwell, and it was actually published on my birthday... How do you think THAT makes me feel? ... I haven't read it.

    In it though, you'll find the 10,000 hour rule, which states that mastery over any given subject can be achieved by practicing it for 10,000 hours.

    That's 417 Days. Which is a little more than 1.14 Years...

    By that working then... If you spent six hours a day studying and applying what you learn in your chosen field... you'll become a Master... A Frank Kern, A John Carlton, pick your poison... in 4.5 Years.

    Take a few days off, it'll take longer. Work at it more than 6 hours a day, it'll find you sooner.

    Regardless of where you are now, you have the ability to get better. As soon as you become competent (which doesn't take long, you're just one good book, course or conversation away...) you can start earning AS LONG AS you put it into PRACTICE.


    There are no theoretical Masters. Just well read Amateurs.


    Once you can see a process through from start to finish, and you can see how logically the money will come to you... you can trust that you're good enough to start earning and make money.

    If you understand why a venture will make money, and there aren't any 'missing steps'... then you will profit. That's competence.

    Have you ever seen this?

    Step 1
    Step 2
    ???
    Profit


    Apparently it came from South Park but it makes my point nicely...

    Once you can define the '???' you have competence, you can go out and make money. Just TRUST that it will work. Suspend disbelief that you could be an Internet Profiteer for a moment and go ahead and take the necessary steps.


    You'll always be forgiven for getting it wrong.



    If you don't feel you're good enough now, and you've been at this for a reasonable amount of time... you almost certainly are good enough.

    Trust in the 10,000 hour rule... SO few people get there, and if you can get to 2,000 hours, or even 1,000 hours... you'll know what others don't. People pay money for what they can't do and don't know.

    Some of the science of success is intangible... The Law Of Attraction, The Law Of Reciprocity... these things are what bring you money, these are things you can't see or touch, but exist nonetheless.

    These things are human nature... just because 2+2 seems to equal 5, enjoy it, trust it. What's the alternative? ... Not doing it? Where will that get you?

    Most people don't even see 1,000 hours of work. Most people never realise their potential.



    Make a promise to yourself that you'll go the distance. Know there's light at the end of the tunnel if you persevere.

    If you managed to read this far, you've made a good start. This isn't a short post and you've persevered. Congratulations, you are capable of sticking to a single task for a certain length of time.

    Don't even promise yourself 10,000 hours at first... Just try 10.

    Of course with the Pareto Principle (The 80/20 rule) with the right information, your first 2,000 hours could well bring your six figures a year... that's the beauty of Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants.

    ... Just make sure the Giant is a Giant and not actually a big pile of ****.



    I think these two videos help make my point:

    Michael Jordan - "Maybe It's My Fault" Nike/Jordan Commercial - YouTube

    Michael Jordan "Failure" Nike Commercial - YouTube


    Take it easy,

    Adam
    Nice share man worth reading...

    A good heads up for everyone feeling discouraged and down. Let's not forget, we are created with great worth. So, keep dreaming, work on it and succeed!
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  • Profile picture of the author majay
    Thanks for this thought provoking post- it is true that we can only become better by learning how to do stuff no matter how much we fail.We need an inward wrive to push us into succeeding in life
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  • Profile picture of the author Toniy
    hireava - Wow, that's a hell of a compliment, thank you

    dorianjohn425 - Absolutely... I mean that's the thing, none of this is really 'new'... but I wrote it because it's what I'd need to hear every now and again in case the 'doubt' creeps in... and I figured it could be useful for a few others too.

    majay - I DO love provoking thoughts Points well made there...
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenny007
    Thanks for the post, I certainly believe that had work and preexistence toward your desired goal is much better way than sitting and waiting for luck. It might never show up.
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  • Profile picture of the author andrewlewis
    Great stuff. There are times that all you can do is to believe in yourself.
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    Kenny007 - Totally agree with you sir, thanks Makes me wonder though... if EVERYONE got up off their arses and went out and got theirs... wouldn't it make it that much harder for those of us who are doing it already? ... Competition and all that I'm quite glad there are so many lazy people in the world... makes me look so much better by comparison

    andrewlewis - That's a simple statement, but incredibly true Andrew. There ARE times when you have literally no proof or really even hard evidence that things are going to work out... you just gotta have enough faith in YOURSELF to know that whatever comes your way, you'll adapt, you'll survive and if needs be, you'll find a different route to your goal.
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    • Profile picture of the author Magnus Koenig
      Great post. Thank you for that.

      "What's the alternative? ... Not doing it? Where will that get you?"
      This is very important to realize.

      The potential negative output of any given action is in most of the cases not as bad as originally thought and is reversible, while the potential positive output may change your whole life forever (in a good way).
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  • Profile picture of the author Toniy
    Magnus Koenig - That's absolutely right, thankyou... and that's actually a MAJOR part of writing good, compelling sales copy. You need to compassionately make your reader realise that their inaction IS hurting them... and generally, the worst action IS no action.

    Just like the shark who dies if it stops swimming...

    Xiqual - Sir, I'm not EXACTLY sure of what you just said... but I like your enthusiasm
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  • Profile picture of the author HelenAbell
    Thankyou Toniy, for a really motivational post! I love the title too - it made me think of this quote by Mark Twain
    “To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence."

    - but I feel that 'Trust that you're good enough' says it better than 'ignorance'
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    majortraders - Would you believe I was actually going to change the thread title to something more along those lines? I just felt it was more conversational this way, you know, a little more 'story' rather than lecture...

    Ahhh... but MAN, the more I look at it, the more I want to change it. Alright once we hit 50 posts I'll make the switch

    HelenAbell - I'm really pleased you liked it Helen, and I'm pumped at being vaguely associated with Mark Twain... although you've just proven you're both much smarter and better read than me so I kinda resent you for that at the same time...

    Just playin'
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  • Profile picture of the author JingQuimPo
    You are right about being lucky. I always told my subscribers to Make Your Own Luck and not wait for it.

    nice one

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    I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
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  • Profile picture of the author Toniy
    I think the 'nice one' belongs to you, sir

    Two bouts of inspiring text in one post, well played!

    ... why do Chinese proverbs always seem to be so much more powerful than western ones... I'm so jealous

    'A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush' .... I mean, come on :p

    Although Socrates and Plato did pretty well for themselves thinking about it... but now I'm getting way off track.

    Make your own luck guys
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    Self-belief is very important to succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author ktmakwana
    Originally Posted by Toniy View Post


    Making money is a science more than it is an art.



    Science is formulaic... do the right things the right way and you will profit. But nobody is born with that knowledge. You gotta go find it, learn it, apply it.

    Apply it, get it wrong, apply it differently and keep at it until you get it right.

    It isn't luck... there's no 'You might not make it'. There is only 'You choose when to give up.'

    You will always be forgiven for getting it wrong. You will always have the opportunity to get it right.

    My advice to you, is to simply immerse yourself in the world of whatever venture you are choosing to pursue. Be it affiliate marketing, product creation, Pay Per Click, Cost Per Action, AdSense Sites... Immerse yourself in it.

    Live it, eat it, breathe it... Become consumed by it.

    It sounds extreme, and it is extreme. Just like being a part of the upper 5% of people who succeed with their own business is extreme.
    Take it easy,

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    It is so true!
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  • Profile picture of the author Toniy
    chloewood - Absolutely right... I was wondering if it was in fact the 'most' important thing... as in, if a person just DID all the things required to hit success... the pure science, so to speak... they'd still be successful right?

    Then I realised that without self-belief, they wouldn't do it in the first place. That's just how people work.

    ktmakwana - Thank you sir Always a pleasure having someone agree with me
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  • Profile picture of the author waynewetzel
    thanks for sharing the video....
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  • Profile picture of the author dee4d
    Thanks for this great post. There is always something so motivating when I interact in this forum. Unless you have the strong will, and decide that you are going to work to achieve your goals, then you won't be successful. It makes me get back to work so inspired!
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  • Profile picture of the author goodmast3r
    Thanks. But why do you use "Sometimes" for the title?
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  • Profile picture of the author Toniy
    waynewetzel - It's my pleasure (I'll still keep watching them every time I open this thread )

    dee4d - That means a lot, hearing you say that mate, thank you. You're right though, it really does come down to the choice you make as to whether you get to work, or sit idly by... You know what happens to the guys who sit idly by in the wild? Extinction :p ... Oh except lions like Mufasa... they just chill and get the ladies to take care of business

    WAIT... they gotta take down the head lion first... that's no small feat... so even then, you work for it and become the king, then just enjoy your success

    goodmast3r - Oh don't man, I just had that talk with majortraders up above there :p Alright I'm serious now... when it hits 50, the title is changing I want to make 'sometimes' feel like it had a good run
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  • Profile picture of the author gudrunsmith
    I love your post, and it is so true.

    Do you know why people become successful? Because they know what don't work and they will not give up until they find a way how it works. That is success!

    But, most people easy give up by the first failure and called it all kind of name and have all excuses why it don't work for them.

    What I also love is, that the most successful people had the most failure in life. I also love this sentence: "What doesn't kill you makes you only stronger"

    Success is self-made, I mean you have to go through a special transformation and become strong, and than the result will show up. It's like in a video game, you must first master a level before you can move on to the other, yes in the game people understand it and respect it, but they will not accept this challenge in life.
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  • Profile picture of the author Toniy
    Thankyou kindly Gudrun

    All very good points, but I especially like this one:

    you have to go through a special transformation and become strong
    Really well said.

    The video game analogy is an interesting one as well... I totally see the similarities

    Thanks again Gudrun, nice one
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    • Profile picture of the author abundantlife
      The one that hit me the hardest is the 10,000 hours. I've always looked for shortcuts and easier ways of doing things. Sometimes that can be innovative but often it is a reflection of laziness. My dad used to say,"If you would just get in and do the thing instead of trying to find an easier way you would get much more done".

      More recently I've given in to understanding that time must be invested, well invested and without the hours the perfection stands back and waits for another. Now I know about the rule and have submitted. Once that part is done the doing of it is much easier and even enjoyable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Toniy
    Ain't it funny how the older generation seems to know all the answers?

    A lot of people don't get the credit but after however many decades kicking around on the planet, they're bound to pick up some valuable lessons.

    Us whipper-snappers just so rarely listen!

    Because "it's always so different for us and they just wouldn't understand"... :p

    I have to wonder though, with some of the incredible information being shared (a lot of crap, but some diamonds), I can't help but wonder if that 10,000 CAN be reduced.

    Regardless... you're right, if you submit to the fact you're going to have to pay your dues, you'll get there a lot faster.

    Very much enjoying Proverb 22:1 by the way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Toniy
    There... promise kept, Title Changed:

    You Need To TRUST You Are Good Enough... ALWAYS

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  • Profile picture of the author Toniy
    Title changed again...

    Apologies, but I kinda felt the last title was a little too 'sanctimonious'... that's not what I'm all about :p
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    A great post post...thought not surprising coming from you!...good on you Toniy
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  • Profile picture of the author hbhanot
    A good write but I wont be agree with the statement where it is mentioned that one do not need to be lucky. If in this life you not going to get something then you will never get it. Nature of law comes in between. Human mind can achieve if he work according to natural law. But if he has decided that he just want to achieve it then, it may not happen till Nature decided it according to the energy you living in.
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  • Profile picture of the author Toniy
    Interesting concept...

    If I've understood you correctly hbhanot, you're saying that nature (the universe?) has already determind what you will and will not receive in your lifetime, is that correct?

    So what you can hope for is limited by the hand you've been dealt with, so to speak.

    I suppose that can be likened to... I don't know... perhaps a guy with one arm never playing major league baseball?

    If that's what you're saying, then your statement does have some merit... if a little dark :p

    However that shouldn't put a dampener on your dreams and aspirations... the seemingly impossible has been achieved by many.

    Any person with limitations will be aware of those limitations... so they aren't going to be trying to achieve things they know are impossible... for example, a person isn't going to expect to grow wings and fly. It breaks a number of universal laws I imagine :p

    I think there's an element described with the law of attraction, that what a person can 'attract' to them cannot breach any other universal law e.g. The Law of Physics

    But the point was on luck, right?

    Personally I put no stock in 'luck'. I think the term is mostly useless.

    I do put stock in the terms 'fortunate' and 'unfortunate' however.

    As well as 'advantage' and 'disadvantage'.

    As such... I still maintain that a person creates their own 'luck', which is collective of their self-belief and understanding of the universe around them.

    Therefore... of all the things deemed possible by a person, they are all achievable.

    Whether it happens today, tomorrow, next year or five years from now... it will happen.

    I hope that makes sense, and if I've misunderstood your point then please feel free to elaborate, set me straight

    Thanks for your insights,

    Adam
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  • Profile picture of the author 4udaces
    These two videos and this article are pretty awesome. Very inspiring. Gotta work harder.
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  • Profile picture of the author Toniy
    Yeah I love the videos too

    If you feel you need to work harder, do it...

    But if maybe you just need to work smarter... that's the way forward.

    When I talk about 'immersing' yourself in your specialty... that can be study, conversation or practice, generally.

    As long as it's quality work... not just sitting down for two hours and calling it 'working on my specialty time' just because you're at your computer.

    If you can help it, don't make it a chore.

    That way you'll be more perceptive, more energetic and more enthusiastic with what you're applying yourself too, and that's when you see the best results
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  • Profile picture of the author Duy Nguyen
    Toniy, you know what? You've brought back my motivation man! Awesome post for warriors And just to share with you guys one of my favorite quotes. I just don't remember who is the author but here it goes:

    "It's not how fast you get there, it's how long you stay."

    Just PLEASE DON'T QUIT before the magic happens... I made my first $15 online after 10 months of learning and practicing. If I had quit within the few first months, I wouldn't have seen that evidence. Now I know it's real. I just need to practice some more.

    Thanks again Toniy, you're the man

    Have a nice day Warriors! Fight for your dreams and NEVER EVER GIVE UP!
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  • Profile picture of the author ivansoto
    great post,,,interesting video
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  • Profile picture of the author Toniy
    Duy Nguyen - I am really happy to hear that mate, thanks so much for saying that I can't tell you the awesomeness of the feeling that comes with helping someone out like that, you know?

    You seem to have absolutely the right attitude... keep at it buddy

    I like that quote too

    ivansoto - Thanks very much
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  • Profile picture of the author abugah
    Glad I found this post.

    On May 1st 2011, I started an Excel sheet to measure my progress to the 10,000 hours mark.

    I record all the hours I have spent in a day on copywriting and Internet marketing.

    As I write, I have 1220 hours. Looks like I am averaging 6.4 hours a day.

    And that means I will need about 1400 days (about 3.8 years) to smash this mark.

    If one can work for 100 hours a week, you can achieve mastery in just two years.

    Mastery means commanding copy fees of $35K plus royalty. It means holding sold-out weekend seminars where attendees gladly pay $20,000.

    It means making money at will.

    I think it is worth working for this.
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  • Profile picture of the author perfectlovehere
    Best step = action. You may fail or succeed with it but hey at least you tried in the direction you want. It could make it a lot more likely for you to succeed.
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