The myth about "Success" - Are your really successful?

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Hi guys...

I decided to create this thread just to start a bit of a debate about the so called "Success"...
I have some reasons that pushed me to check for your opinions, because I think this word is being used very wrongly in this business... and in my honest opinion I don't think that shouting out loud your supposed success online is gonna work to grow a real business, and attract possible customers.

I will be totally honest to you and say that I started my business online on past December, less than 5 months ago. I am following a membership program that taught me all the basics that I should know to save as many time as possible, and start earning with affiliate marketing.

Am I earning some money yet? Yes I am, just enough to cover my online expenses for now.. but slowly growing.

Should I call myself a successful person at this stage? absolutely not.

Am I in the path to be more successful? I think so, at least in my mind I have all the motivation to place in this work as much time as needed to create a substantial and real business that someday will allow me to dedicate my time entirely to this. My dream is just to be self-employed and Internet showed me that I can achieve that here.

But I am total aware that I am far away yet to achieve success, or whatever you wish to call it. I think the most important thing here is to be honest, I see everyday (when I do some research and watch my "competition") that many people are shouting their success, and to be honest I am not so sure if they are really doing that great.

I even respect much more persons like Chris Farrell or Kim Roach, that show their true face, and share true value through their work. Of course they are very well known in this online world by now, but I don't think they achieved all that since the beginning selling lies.

I don't know what do you think about this, maybe I am too new in this business yet to see things more clearly, but since I started I kept seeing all this stuff I personally I don't like it.

And please don't be offended if you felt touched by the content of this post, It's not my intention to make enemies at all! I just wanted to read your thoughts about this. Am I being too much critical?

Kind regards!
Marcelo
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Interesting post Marcelo. I think there's a massive difference between being a “successful person” and being “successful financially”.

    I’d rather have all the amazing things (etc.) I’ve learned throughout life than $1 Million in the bank. : )






    Originally Posted by marcelomusza View Post

    Should I call myself a successful person at this stage? absolutely not.
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  • Profile picture of the author marcelomusza
    Thanks for your reply Jonathan.
    Yes, in fact I was talking about success over finances.
    Taking in mind the whole effort I am putting into my business, I could really say that I am already a successful person (the way you mentioned it), but the other area is still under development.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Cool. Same here. Good luck with everything. : )
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    In my opinion, I am successful in some areas of life, but not so much successful in other areas.
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    nice share....
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    You know, marcelomusza, nowadays it is very difficult to make Internet users part with money. You must have the unique offer by the lowest price. But you should understand that during firtst year your work won't give you profit (you can even work "in minus"). And it's normal.
    Don't give up!
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  • Profile picture of the author kisslife
    Sound interesting.I think it is mainly a matter of personal...
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  • Profile picture of the author Jit Lim
    Great post! Here's some additional thoughts...

    - How do we measure "success"?
    - At what point would we have achieved "success"?

    All the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author carlhenson
    How do you define success is based primarily on what you considered as success.

    For me, I considered myself as a successful person because I'm successful in many areas of life even though in terms of financial situation I am not that as rich as the owner of Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author GT
    Success, to me, means the achievement of a goal. It can be personal, financial or whatever. But if you set it as a goal, set a time limit, make a plan to achieve it, follow the plan and complete the goal, you have been successful.

    GT
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