I keep hearing people making two specific excuses as to why they aren’t succeeding with affiliate marketing…and these excuses need to STOP! They are holding people back and are SO easy to fix. Listen up for my rant.
The worst part of making excuses isn’t the missed opportunities. It isn’t the guilt you might feel afterwards for lying to yourself. It’s not the money they will cost you, the relationships they will end, or the broken dreams. The worst part of making excuses, the hidden danger, is that you eventually start to believe them.
The longer you make excuses, the more you actually start to believe them. The longer you tell any lie, the most likely it is that someday you will no longer tell it as a lie, but as the truth.
You no longer cringe when you realize that what you are saying is false. The conviction you once felt disappears. The lie becomes the truth. The excuse becomes reality.
When I was in seventh grade, my English teacher, Mrs. Roland, grabbed me by the arm and said, “Come with me.”
We marched to the principal’s office. The one minute it took to get there seemed like an hour. The whole time I just knew that I was in trouble. After all, I’d spent much of my youth either in detention or being punished in some way for something I’d done in school.
As we walked into the principal’s office, something remarkable happened…
Instead of what I expected, Mrs. Roland asked the principal for permission to put me into Honors English.
The principal agreed and I began a new chapter in my life. Literally, everything changed that day.
I began to take school seriously. I began to study more. I began to respect my teachers. I began to believe in myself, my teachers, and believe that the world wasn’t as against me as I once thought.
Well, this is a first for my blog.
Hang on, I know what you’re thinking. A poem? Yes, a poem. Truth be told, I usually can’t help what ends up here. My thoughts and words just somehow magically transport themselves from my subconscious to the screen you are now reading. And today, that was in the form of a poem. Enjoy.
I ran today, but what if I didn’t?
I barely made it three miles and it was far from a sprint.
I rolled out of bed with all kinds of excuses.
Average people use fatigue as an excuse to give up. Don’t be average! Perhaps you’ve set a goal and it seems so out of reach, it is impossible to conceive of achieving anymore. Your attempts to reach your goal started bad, got worse, and now you just want a fresh start. Maybe it started of great […]
As a leader, you must do for one what you want to do for all. My kindergarten teacher meant well when she said, “Matthew, if you bring cookies, you must bring enough for everyone.” But that is horrible leadership advice. I simply wanted to bring an extra cookie to Mrs. Taylor’s class for my friend […]