I’ll start with a question.
“What’s the difference between someone that achieves their dreams, no matter HOW big they are and someone that doesn’t?”
Answer: The simple but strong belief in one self that he or she can achieve whatever they set their minds to.
Don’t get me wrong, there have been countless times when I thought I wouldn’t make it. I contemplated going back to work and giving up the dream of make $1000s a day sitting in the comfort of my own room. It wasn’t easy. The mental part of it was MUCH harder then the physical. But a little voice inside my head would always whisper, “Why are you doubting yourself, you’re no different to the others that have made it, they’ve just been in it longer.” And it was right. That WAS the only difference. Every time I thought back a month I would go through all the things I’ve learned, regardless of whether I made money or not. As long as I had learned a lot, I knew I was doing it right, so i continued, sometimes, forcing myself too.
In this post I wanted to highlight some of the mental hurdles I faced and outline how I got through them,
The Negativity from People That Don’t Understand
Oh there are so many of these people, I’m getting worked up just thinking about them. Almost NO one will understand you. For many, people that live this kind of a lifestyle are just ‘special’, ‘lucky’ people. They’ve had it handed down to them or just have some ‘gift’. Completely not true. Almost every business that’s made it ridiculously big started in someones garage with some coke and pizza. Think Apple, think Microsoft. All I can say is don’t hang around people that don’t believe in you. Hang around forums, meetup groups, people that believe and give you the confidence to keep going. I started entrepreneuring with a friend of mine. He was the only one who understood my decisions and because I hung around him so much, it made it a lot easier for me to continue with this.
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