Unless you are a true innovator, who has started their own internet business based on a wild idea, you are probably working on a business or looking at a business that has a history of success.
You are looking at success stories, how people have turned their lives around, gone from rags to riches, etc.
A really good success story is actually DE-motivating to people.
Because the gap between where you are and the “success” is too big. The person went too far, too fast… and you don’t really believe that is even possible.
Now I’m not saying you shouldn’t dream big, you should absolutely have goals that are as big, or bigger, than you can even imagine.
But everytime you look up to some “leader” or someone who has gone before it will actually make you feel that there is a huge difference between you and them, you will start to look at the differences between you and them, you will think they have hidden advantages (they are a people person, they already had some kind of list or asset, they can do jedi-mind-tricks to get people to hand them money).
Really the difference between those who are struggling and those who are having massive success is usually a lot of hours of work put in over an extended amount of time.
But people tend to leave that out of their “story” because they know that even if the outcome is huge amounts of money and never having to work again, most people don’t want to hear that they will have to put in hard work.
Most people would rather spend 40+ hours a week doing a job they despise for the next 30 years…. than spend an extra few hours on a business that they will have to work hard on.
It sounds pathetic, but the difference is between the devil you know, and that unknown possibility that you could potentially put in work and still fail… most people pick the devil they know.
Ok, offtrack a bit here.
The point is, if you LOOK UP to leaders you get a big crink in your neck…
You will always feel DOWN, you will always feel unskilled, unable, and you wont be able to have the belief in yourself neccessary to GET THE WORK DONE.
I get up and work on my business everyday because I believe in myself, and I have had enough success to know that success begets success. That the further you go the easier it becomes.
BUT, it wasn’t always like that.
I used to have “those days”.
Days where I would get up, look in the mirror and think “who am I kidding???” I would tell myself that I would NEVER be successful, that all those successful people out there were part of some secret club and I was clearly too crap to get in.
I know, it’s lame… but it happens to the best of us.
In fact, I used to suffer from this so badly that I did work that was only HALF ASSED.
Seriously, if you look back at when I started this blog two years ago I would post every week or two (maybe). Sometimes I would go an entire month with nothing and no work because I lost belief that what I was doing was getting me ANYWHERE.
At the time I was following an awesome leader who had blogged his way to earning $30-$60k per month, every month. I was in his mastermind group and everyone in the group was doing the same strategy.
We would share tips, we would give each other ideas, etc.
But I made a fatal mistake.
I looked down on the other people in the group as I KNEW they weren’t having any more success at the whole blogging and network marketing thing than I was.
They were the suckers who were blindly doing this every day thinking they would be earning loads in no time.
I was smarter than that, I knew I wasn’t going to be successful so I didn’t work as hard as those Lame-os.
Where are those Lame-os now?
Make sh*t-tons of money! Like ridiculous amounts.
I see their names all over the place and how much money they are earning and I can’t help but think back to when we were all struggling together and they were blindly working every day and I was too cool for that.
The great thing was, I paid attention and I was willing to admit my mistake.
I had to play a bit of catch-up, but from seeing the story happen, from feeling part of the journey….. I finally got it.
I’d watched those people go from nobodies to people that could make money without lifting their fingers!
Their story could have been mine…but instead I waited to see if it would work.
And now I’m adding new team members and getting income emails all the time. Now the work is paying off and the belief has become stronger as I am my OWN success story.
Stop looking up and seperating yourself from success. Instead look at the people who are on the path you want to be on…. lock arms with them and MOVE! You can’t fail!
This can be your story… you just need to find a group of people who is moving forward and already achieving success! (Learn more about our team now!)