My Holy Crap Moment
I made a colossal mistake. A gigantic mistake. A mistake that lost me (and cost me) 9 months! Does this sound all too familiar to you? Nine months down the line did you ever get that sick feeling in the pit of your stomach? The feeling of failure?
I had got off to a flying start. Isaac Newton attributed his success as a scientist to “standing on the shoulders of giants”. As an iPro Partner, I was building off of the work of a successful online entrepreneur, Dean Holland. One of the coaches on Dean’s team, Glenn Shepherd, even named me one of the “3 Break-Out Bloggers of 2015”. Take a moment to check out what Glenn says about me here!
Barely 4 months down the line, a random blog post about the futility of Blogging impacted me so adversely, I quickly lost heart. I doubted, I disbelieved, I was disheartened, I retreated back into my shell, I let the grass grow under my feet! I didn’t provide value through my blog for a whole 9 months! I didn’t stay focused on the practical and incredibly simple Start-up Blueprint advised by Dean.
Excuses, Lies, Constant Arguments!
Well, I had a lot more excuses – I was overwhelmed, this is too complicated, I’m a newbie, I had too much other stuff going on, I’m not skillful or talented enough, I need to sharpen my skills first… I got more distracted, more scared, more confused …. My mind kept feeding me lies, multiple lies, continuously, and I lapped it up and agreed with it!
Procrastination and fear! Costly, ghastly procrastination and Fear! I’m in constant argument with that part of my mind that constantly says “I failed”, “It’s no use”. It took me a while to learn that failure is not in the falling down – failure is in the NOT GETTING BACK UP! So I’m back up – wholeheartedly venturing out here again!
Procrastination, Fear, doubts, my lying thoughts, my excuses – all kept me away from the initial strategy I had chosen for my online home business – Blogging!
But there’s a journey unfolding here for me to actually record and enjoy. There’s knowledge related to this business. There’s experience related to this. There’s unlimited opportunity related to this. There’s life related to this.
How to Avoid sure-fire Failure
Simple. Make just 1 choice out of the 2 below:
- Choose to barely SURVIVE, or
- Choose to absolutely THRIVE!
I could choose to continue sliding backwards, OR inch my way upwards – yes, each step may get harder, but the momentum will keep me going. Anyway, it’s a no-brainer what my choice is – can you guess? Yess! To enjoy the gorgeous view at the top!
Every failure, every adversity and every heartache, carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit”, says Napoleon Hill. Failure contains the seed of victory and of success. I’m looking forward to getting over this bump on my path and continuing with my online internet business from the comfort of my home!
Here’s a video carefully selected for you – Never Give Up!
Coming next week : How I got out of that deep, deep rut.
PS: What is the biggest lie you have had to overcome? Have you felt that sinking feeling that you aren’t going to make it? The fear of failure? I’d truly love to know, so do comment and share below.