Future Internet Business Owners – Respectfully, Are You Insane?
Someone once said "the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting to get different results."
Now, I was not very different than most people – I've complained about one thing or another about my life through the years. Too little money, too many bills, how to pay for college, plan for retirement, afford to take a vacation! I've had to be constantly focused on money to ensure we had enough paycheck at the end of the month. As you hear about someone else doing something or having something neat in their lives, have you said yourself saying "sure wish I could afford to do / have that.
Or maybe we're already working two jobs, trading our time for (little) money and exhaustion, while wondering why our husband or wife is distant, the kids are still misbehaving, bills keep piling up and our life still s …. Is not what we envisioned. But we keep plodding through our less than exciting living, doing the same things, wishing it were different.
Call it the "magic of wishful thinking", self-defeating behaviors, or insanity – it leads to a life that is out of balance.
As I look back on my life, I realize that it was the times that I dared to risk trying a new thing (like parasailing), or walking down the "road less traveled" that really made all the difference in my life. My decision to join the Air Force was one of those times. Even before the recruiter called back, I told myself I'd say "no thanks, changed my mind". Then he told me I would be stationed in Germany for three years on my first tour of duty. I got to travel on my days off all over Europe, a dream of mine from childhood. I saw things more from a "local" perspective, than as a tourist. I made lasting friendships and oh yes, I met my husband, too! WHAT IF I had said "no, thanks, too scary, too big a change, already have a good job, family is here, etc, etc …."?
I've recently made another life-changing decision, becoming an internet marketer, to take the steps necessary to transform my lifestyle for more freedom and flexibility. I'm learning many new things about myself, about internet marketing, surrounding myself with a community of people who have created wealth in their lives through education and hard work. It's exhilarating!
So I ask you – Are you insane? Or will you be a person of action? Will you clearly define your dreams – describe what your life will look like in three to five years – and then do the steps necessary to get you there?
I encourage you to risk taking action – now – to consider the possibilities for changing your life. You'll be in the company of some great people who have taken those steps already, are reaping their rewards and will help you do the same.