The philosophy behind success
Note of the author
Read and apply what this chapter teaches you! Whatever you do,
even if you'll not build an online business, apply this ideas in
your life. They cannot do you nothing but good!
OK... lets start
1. All it takes to succeed is persistence.
All the things that you read or know about don't worth a dime if
you don't make them happen. And to make them happen you have to
Work and Persist in your work.
A statement that I read somewhere on the web and that remained
in my mind ever since, proves just that. It said that 98% of
the people who try to make money on the web give up, but 98% of
those 2% that don't give up, get rich.
Keep in mind that the only difference between those that
achieved great things in their lives and those that didn't, whether
is was money, or career, or knowledge or something else, was
that they did not give up. They persisted to believe
and to work for their dream.
Talent and special abilities don't make
great people. Persistence does!
2. You should do what you love; the money will
3. If you want to achieve something, the
best moment to start is right now! Not tomorrow, not
next week - NOW!
Today is the perfect day to start. Make a first step to get a little
closer to your goal, even if it's a very small one. One step made
means one step less in your long and sometimes difficult journey.
4. Set a goal! Make
it specific. You want to make money? Set a figure: 3,000 or 5,000
or 10,000,000$. Whatever it is, set it. You want to buy a car? Pick
the one that you want and earn the money to buy it. Do that for
everything, every decision in your life. Make it clear for yourself:
what is it that you want?
5. Set a date to achieve your goal.
Make those money until when? Set a clear date! IE. 1 may 2004.
6. The next step in making your dream a reality is to develop
a plan. Use a monthly, a weekly and a daily plan. It's
a known fact that a person that doesn't have a good plan will outrun
the one that doesn't have one at all.
More importantly than making the plan is to respect it. The
value of a plan can be measured only by the results. What value
has a plan that doesn't get to be accomplished? None. So respect
your plan to make it valuable. Live your
7. A not so good truth about us humans, is that we live
in the prison of our fears. It's your fear that holds you from being
brave. It's your fear that holds you from taking decisions.
It's fear that stops us from changing our lives. Conclusion?
Learn to conquer your fear.
Don't misunderstand me. I'm not saying that you shouldn't be afraid
to jump of a cliff without a safety net. Or that I recommend you
to do such a thing! Be rational when you take a decision, but
don't let the irrational fears hold you back.
8. Don't let people stop you from believing in your dream.
Some people will try to show you that your dream is cannot be accomplished.
But most don't even know what they are talking about. Some people
have their own fears. And one of them is that you will be, by any
chance, successful. They hate when people are successful because
they are jealous on their "luck", perseverance, courage.
Many of your so called friends have conflicting interests and
your goal makes them feel uncomfortable. Learn to select those that
want your success, listen their suggestions and Always
decide for yourself.
9. you are happy
when you want all those things that you already have, not when
you have all the things that you can desire.
This expresses, in my opinion, the thing that almost all of us
forget or don't realize. We should be happy with what we have, and
only wish for more. We should not totally sacrifice today's happiness
for tomorrow's. Live the moment!
An interesting fact is that I, though I know how I could be happy,
often don't act accordingly. I easily get caught in the small bad
things of my everyday life, and forget that all those things that
I do, should, in the final instance, make me happy!
So don't forget to live your life! I'm sure it happens to you too:
you get too busy to permit yourself to be happy! So you must fight
with yourself! You only life once! Make your life count for yourself
Your ultimate goal is to be happy, isn't it? Act and be happy!
Don't wait for tomorrow to be happy. Be happy now, while reading
this page! What's the benefit of being unhappy? Do you know one?
Send me an e-mail - I'd like to know it! :o)
10. We are humans because we have the ability to really
feel! Please, be human! Feel!
11. We are humans because we know how to restrain ourselves!
Don't let the bad feelings possess your
body or your soul!
12. Are you happy now? No? Why? Is there a thing that could
improve your state? Do it now! You might not be around to do it
13. Do everyday something that will make you feel good about
yourself! It will make you see the world differently. Make something
strange everyday! It will make you feel special.
14. Time is short. We are allowed
to live only a fixed amount of it. This makes time the most valuable
gift that you could possibly give. It's a strange thing, but people
don't realize this. They take time for granted. For them - and for
you - time usually has no value. Well, it has!
For instance, the average human life is about 70 years. That means
that most people live about 26,000 days. Calculate how many days
you already lived. See how many remain. When a day passes, update
the number. In a short time, you will realize how time flies and
you'll treat each day with the importance that it really has. And
one day, you will hate me for making you lose time by counting each
day how much of your life is gone because you'll realize that you
were wasting time by doing it. :o)
15. Friends give and love!
This is how you can tell if someone is your friend or if you are
someone's friend. Remember that time itself is the most precious
gift you could give/receive to/from a friend.
16. Motivate yourself! We,
humans, need a motivation to make every single move that we make.
Also, motivation is the first step to persistence. This makes it
very important! In order to achieve something, the first step is
to want it. After that you have to be motivated long and strong
enough to be able to follow the long road to your goal.
A good news is, and I can say that from my own experience, that
motivation can be also, the single thing that you need to be happy.
When you'll motivate yourself enough to be happy, you'll be happy!
Think of all the times when you were happy. The common thing in
all those moments was, and I'm sure of that, that you actually wanted
to be happy. You can do that now too! Why choose sadness when you
can simply wish to be happy and be happy?
17. Equilibrium is the best thing in a
human's life. To have a complete life, one must taste
all the flavors that it has to offer. And in the right amounts too.
Combine family, friends, money, hobbies, sport and all other aspects
of life, to come up with your own perfect mixture. The mixture of
happiness! Read books that teach and motivate you to be a better
man/woman. But don't read too many of them. That's wasted time!
Really! It is wasted time!
18. Take yourself seriously when you have to, but don't
over do it. Laugh! Make fun of yourself from time to time. You will
have a better image about yourself and you'll live a more beautiful
and longer life.
The Happiness is inside