The reason for this is that baby elephants are chained to a stake that is driven much deeper into the ground. A baby elephant doesn't have the ability to pull this stake out, no matter how much they struggle against the chain. In time, the baby elephant will realize that he is stuck and will stop pulling the chain.
As the elephant gets older and bigger, he doesn't realize that he could now easily pull the stake out with minimal effort. The elephant is kept in place only because it does not understand his true strength.
I feel like this has been me for the last year of my life in regards to IM. That's when I first got started in IM. I've bought a handful of IM products and domain names. I have even managed to make a few dollars here and there.
The problem is that I have been stuck in the newbie mindset for far too long. I know how to do keyword research, I know how to find affiliate products, I know how to build websites, I can write well, and I know the basics of SEO.
With all of this knowledge I could be making much more money right now if only I had been producing consistent and focused effort.
So, as of right now, I must stop thinking like a newbie and start thinking like a professional. I must realize that I know enough (for now). What does this mean?
- Take action everyday
- Stop jumping around from method to method
- Do something long enough to test, analyze, and tweak
- Scale it up
- Learn something new and go back to step 1 while continuing to do the stuff that has been working.