by Diane Hughes
I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that
online businesses -- just like brick and mortar businesses --
have a very high failure rate for startups. Ever wonder why
that is? There are several business consultants, success gurus,
and motivational experts who can tell you. The problem is:
Most of us don't listen.
How many times have we heard the "success secrets" of the
multimillion-dollar pros? Countless times we have all been
preached to about setting goals, having a defined plan,
giving it all we've got, and aiming high. Yet still, take
a look around. The statistics of small business failures have
not changed. In the first five years of starting a new business,
the odds say that you'll fail.
Ready for the good news? There is one thing I can tell you --
from personal experience, and from the experience of well-known,
successful online business owners that I know. More important
than setting goals, more than following a plan, more than
shooting for the moon, is your mindset. Ask people who have
succeeded online how they did it, and they are sure to tell
you that they had to. That's right -- they HAD to. Why?
Because failure is not an option.
When you set your sights on something as grand as starting
your own business, you simply have to have the mindset that,
regardless of what happens, you will not allow yourself to fail.
When difficulties come, the "failure is not an option" attitude
will drive you to overcome them. When things aren't going as you
originally planned (and many times they won't), "failure is not
an option" will keep you from folding. When everybody else tells
you that you can't make it, you will be able to tell them you
can because "failure is not an option."
Those whose thinking allows them an "out," those who begin a
business with the idea that if it doesn't work out -- "oh well,"
are the ones who will most likely falter. However, on the other
hand, those who have no choice but to succeed will do exactly
Are you considering starting a new business? Do you have a
business that isn't performing the way it should? Take a look
at your attitude. Yes, it is important to set goals and follow
through with them. It is vital that you have the knowledge and
funds to operate a business the right way. However, those things
won't carry you very far if you allow yourself to think that
it's OK to fail.
Take some time this week to double-check your thinking.
Are you "hoping" your company will make it? Do you "wonder"
if everything will work out all right? When you eliminate
the option of failure, you open up the flow of creativity,
you boost your level of willpower, and you energize your
thinking so that only those things that lead to success can
control your mind. Once you accomplish that, the only viable
alternative is to make it, and make it big!
SUCCESS Comes... When You Turn INDECISION And FEAR Into POWER and ACTION!
Everyone, at some point in their lives has listened to
their little voice cautioning them against following a
certain action. If you frequently question what you do
and think, and veer away from making decisions, then
you may be stopping yourself from reaching your fullest
potential. You may be slowly squeezing the special
creative energy and inspiration inside of you that
makes you unique, into a tight knot that needs to
Desire, Fuel for success: How to Keep it Alive and Burning Strong!
What is it that makes one man go where
others don't dare
tread, and that keeps him going even
when the odds seem so
insurmountable. When others around him expect the worst and
obstacle upon obstacle cause him to wonder if perhaps, just
perhaps, everybody might be right and he may just be crazy.
Line up Your Thoughts, Feelings and Energies in Order to Accomplish Your Goals
Why is it that some things come easily to us and other goals seem so hard to attain? Often it's because we're conflicted—our feelings are working against us instead of working together.