Do Most People Fail In Their Online Ventures?
Did you know that the number one cause of failure in any enterprise is caused by someone giving in, or giving up?
Yeah . . . quitting on themselves when they were just inches from success. But they just couldn’t see it.
Like Napoleon Hill said in his book Think And Grow Rich, they stopped three feet from the gold!
In his book, he talks about a frustrated gold miner that gave up, and quit digging just three feet short of his dream of striking it rich. He sold his claim, thinking that he had failed to discover any gold.
The new buyer first paid surveyors to evaluate the claim and found out that not only was the gold just three feet away, that it was a huge deposit, and it could be harvested easily with the right equipment. He invested in the necessary equipment, restarted work on the claim and… That man struck it rich where the other failed.
Sometimes it is darkest just before the dawn.
You must be prepared to stay the course even when you find it hard to see the end result.
When your belief and determination is strong enough you will find a way through to what you want. The power of persistence can not be held back…
Big goals deserve big efforts, and whatever it takes to succeed. You have to pay the price required.
Many times people are not ready to commit all of their resources into achieving their goals and this is where they go wrong.
One must commit to the goal’s achievement and be ready to give 100% into realizing it, or choose another goal right up front.
The decision and commitment should be made in advance and success should be expected.
However, some people quit when they feel the price is just too high after running into a couple of brick walls. (perceived obstacles) They do not believe in themselves to stay the course and finally succeed.
And what happened to that miner who gave up just three feet from the gold?
He was interviewed by Napoleon Hill some years later and here is what he told him about that experience…
“He recalled, too, his mistake in having stopped only three feet from gold, “but,” he said, “that experience was a blessing in disguise. It taught me to keep on keeping on, no matter how hard the going may be, a lesson I needed to learn before I could succeed in anything.” ― Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich
Never quit on your dream. You never know if success for you is just beyond the next task.
Here is an article by Tim Whiston about marketers that may help you (or I) go the extra mile next time we may feel like quitting on an extraordinarily difficult goal. We must keep on keeping on . . . See yourself enjoying success and staying on the path to your goals, and believe in yourself.
The Failure Misconception
Most dictionary entries would define failure as the simple lack of success.
While this makes plenty of sense, I’m logging an official protest here and now regarding the common use of the word failure on the internet.
I know you’ve seen the websites that go to great lengths to remind you of the “95% failure rate” among internet marketers.
No doubt you’ve seen more ads than you can count that tout a “new and revolutionary” product guaranteed to free you from the certain failure you are sure to face.
While it’s true that many businesses don’t succeed, let’s be honest about why this happens. Most people starting up new businesses don’t achieve success because they quit.
This pretty much sums it up. There is no great mystery to be solved.
In fact, the act of surrender is the biggest reason people fall short of their ideals in just about any venture, business or otherwise. I would submit that the real cause of failure is quitting, a lack of persistence, a lack of flexibility to change…
Sure, there are other factors that can be named. Lack of clearly defined goals, too much self doubt, lack of research or preparation and overwhelming financial obstacles are all good examples of why many people are purported to have failed in business.
On the other hand, most successful entrepreneurs have dealt with these exact struggles, and overcome them by refusing to quit.
Progress toward individual (and collective) success is a journey, and is therefore dynamic as opposed to static.
While it is reasonable to assume that we may not meet every objective along the way, how can we label our mission a failure if we are still working toward the final destination?
If you haven’t quit yet, then you have by no means failed.
by Tim Whiston
Tim Whiston has enjoyed internet marketing on the world wide web since April of 2003.