Success means different things to different people, of course. When I started, my goal was simply to replace my day job with a decent online income. I achieved that goal after eight years of solid effort. I finally quit the day job in 2011.
At the beginning of this year, I set myself a new goal. It is a huge goal and, when I set it, I had no idea how I was going to achieve it. The goal is to make $1 Million in one year - yes I know, you are right to be skeptical ... if you are, that is. But there are two things I wanted to say about setting that goal:
Why I am Now Ready
I could not have even set my current financial goal before this year. Why? Because I genuinely did not believe it would be possible for me. Lets face it, after 8 years of solid effort, seeing my income growing very slowly and steadily, what hard evidence did I have to suggest I could do it? The answer, of course, is none!
But last year (Sept) I started a new blog with the intention of showing people how to get from $0 and into 'significant profit'. I had my goal stated at the top of the blog and that goal statement constantly irked me. Eventually, I decided that it was not a well-formed goal statement and I changed it to the $1 Million target .. and then, I added the time frame!
It both excited me and also scared the life out of me. But I was ready for that kind of a challenge. I had been making 5 figures annually, very consistently. Heck I had come a long way and I figured I was ready. I think that's an important component because it means that mentally, I was ready to accept that it might be possible for me.
My Thinking is Changing
The second thing I wanted to say is that I know that I am thinking differently having set that goal. I think this effect is the essence of what is said in the book 'The Magic of Thinking Big'. But, in any case, it is true that I am thinking differently.
Over the past year or so, I have found the key people I needed to partner with to bring missing attributes to my business. We have worked out win-win solutions so that everybody benefits and I am really excited about how these partnerships will blossom in the year ahead.
For some people, I know my confidence will sound misplaced, but hey, it's now on record and you can call me for it at the end of the year if you like.
I genuinely believe my time has come.
Wish me luck.