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You may be like me. I used to always say “I’m willing to do anything to be successful, if only I knew what I need to do…” I had the desire, but not the knowledge and I was afraid to try anything for fear of it being the wrong thing. I didn’t want to “waste” a year or two taking a course, for example, if that didn’t guarantee me a high-paying job. So what happened?

The year passed anyway and I stayed in the exact same position as before, a position I didn’t want to be in. My fear and my lack of direction were keeping me firmly rooted in place. I was my own jailer. I was the one keeping my own dreams from coming true.

It has been said that we are motivated by only two things: love and fear. I didn’t love my job, but my fear was the thing that kept me there. Fear of failing. Fear of being unemployed and unable to find another job. Fear of not being able to provide for my family. My fear of failure was keeping me from being a success.

Time to Act!

When my fear of being stuck in the same position forever became stronger than my fear of failing, that was when I really started to get moving. It was slow at first, but once things are set in motion and once you have decided– really decided– that you are going to do something, then the only thing that can stop you is not trying to the best of your abilities.

Nothing is easy. As much as we might wish that “get rich quick” schemes were real, they are not. There is no success without work. Hard work. But chances are that you work hard already. Chances are that you work hard… for someone else. When will you Start Working for You?

Life DOES Have Guarantees.

They say that nothing in life is guaranteed, except death and taxes. I beg to differ. I can absolutely guarantee you that in 365 days, a year will have passed. That year will either see you closer to your dreams, or farther away.  I can also guarantee you that if you never try, you will never succeed. I can guarantee you that if you are not working at building the life you want, then you are building the dreams of someone else, like your boss or the company you work for.

The next year is going to come and go, regardless of what you do. Why not use it to make your life what you want it to be?

Be Afraid.

Be afraid. Be very afraid, but not of failing. Failing is a learning experience. If you keep an open mind, failure is as good a teacher as success. No, don’t be afraid of failing. Be afraid of not even trying. Be afraid of giving up on your dreams. Be afraid of waking up one morning and knowing that you could have done so much more with your life if you had only acted when the opportunity was there.

But What Action Do I Take?

Every person has a talent. Every person has something they love. Imagine making a living doing whatever it is that makes your heart sing. For me, I love helping people. I love seeing them achieve their goals and go on to be successful and happy. I love knowing that I had a small hand in them making life better for themselves and their loved ones. Why are we here if not to be happy? I want to be happy and I’d wager that you do, too, but if you’re like I was, you probably don’t know how to bridge the gap between wanting and having.

I knew that there were people who ran their own sites in order to reach out to others, to teach them and help them achieve their goals. That sounded like such an amazing thing to me. To be my own boss, to run my own business and use it to help others? I couldn’t really think of much that was better than that. The problem was that I knew nothing about making an internet site. I knew nothing about how to reach those that I wanted to reach. When you finally know your destination but not the path to get there, you get frustrated.

We All Need Help

The thing is, nobody is successful all on their own. It takes some help along the way and the opportunity to learn from those who went before you. Imagine if you had access to the lessons of someone who had started where you are and built something incredible. Imagine having all those lessons laid out in a clear, even fun manner. Imagine having an entire community of people no different from you– literally thousands of people– that you could call upon at any time— to help you out and give you guidance. Imagine if you could get started right away, with just a few clicks.

Imagine that you could do it for free. Well, you can.

What Can I Expect?

You can expect to take control of your life and your destiny provided you choose to act. Getting started right now means that you are committed to determining your own future, because tomorrow can only be better if you start building it today.

Are you ready to make that decision?

Are you ready to step up and build the life you want?

Because I am ready to help you.

Let me put your mind at ease. There is NO money down. No credit card to sign up. It is truly free. Should you want it (and that is strictly up to you) there is also a Premium option that would give you even more– much more– but that is only if you choose to pursue it.

As I said I in 365 days, a year will have passed. That year will either see you closer to your dreams, or farther away

Click the link below. Click the free Starter option and after filling in your details, you will immediately have access to the community and training.

Take control of your future today.

All you have to do is Click Here to get started.

As soon as I see that you have taken that first step and created your free, no credit card required membership, I will be there to help you.

Stop dreaming. Start living. Join now!

Craig

18 Comments

Ashish Soni

Hi Craig,

Link that you have mentioned above is not taking me any where… But to just No artical found to this page

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Craig

WOW!

Thank you SO much for letting me know! A plug-in on this site stopped working and so all the links I had made with it also stopped working…

I am VERY grateful to you for informing me! Everything is working again!

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David Brown

I went to the link you have and was impressed. Thank you for posting it. I think that joining there is the right thing for me to do. So I am off on a new adventure. I like what I see so far.

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Craig

Yes, I am glad that we had the opportunity to interact a bit today! I look forward to seeing all the great things that you are sure to accomplish. Don’t ever hesitate to ask if you need anything!

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Bo Tipton

It is a amazing what we will let fear hold us back from. It is like all the times we feared something that was going to happen. We spent time and sleepless nights worrying about it and then when it got there it was not near like we imagined.

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Craig

I’m not sure where it comes from, but far too many of us have a tendency to imagine the worse, and thus things are invariably harder and more frightening in our head than in reality. For me personally, the thing that helps me overcome the fear of taking action is having a greater fear of what life will be like if I don’t take action.

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment!

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Amy

I love this article! It makes me want to run through a brick wall! Thanks for the motivation, Craig!

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Craig

Ha ha! Thanks! Niche idea: wall repair.

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Simon

Fear of failure describes most people heading into the online affiliate marketing world, it certainly did with me.
It was more of the technical challenge that a change of direction builds up inside your head regarding building websites and driving visitors to view your creations that brought the fear into me.

Building a website today is so straightforward once shown due to WordPress evolving to make their user interface a delight to create a website these day. There’s nothing complicated about it but like anything, it’s finding a legitimate company to show you the ropes.
Thanks to Wealthy Affiliate my fears have been ousted thanks to their step by step training.

All the best,
Simon.

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Craig

There are times that I think I should have started this years ago, but then I consider how much more difficult it would have been back then. I absolutely agree that today it’s quite straight forward once things are laid out well for you. I’d even call it fun. Certainly, there is potential for just about anybody to start up a site and reach out to people.

I think most of the impediments are internal, not external. Fear is pretty much universal, I think, but I like to think of success as climbing up 1000 stairs. From the bottom it looks difficult, maybe even impossible. You will most likely have to stop somewhere along the way and gather your energy and there may be a few times that you slide back down a ways, but as long as you keep moving, you will reach the top. Only the decision to turn around and go back down can stop you.

Thanks for popping in and commenting.
Craig

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Graham

So true Craig most people dont succeed because either they dont take them first steps or because they dont believe in themselves. I also believe anyone can succeed you just have to be brave enough to step out of your comfort zone, stand away from the croud and find a goal to focus on to help get you there. Then give it all youve got.

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Craig

I understand fully when a person is scared about committing fully. Whom amoung us hasn’t been bit once or twice? But weak effort produce weak results. If you aren’t able to try– really, really try, you are going to have a very difficult time, indeed. Taking that first step is awesome, but it’s vitally important to stay on the path even if you don’t see success right away.

Thank you for commenting.

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Kathy

Hi Craig,
You have certainly given me a lot to think about. Great article! Having my own web business is a scary thought, but knowing there will be plenty of help along the way makes it less daunting. How much does it cost to purchase my own domain if I choose not to use the one that comes with my free sites?

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Craig

That’s a great question. When I first started out and considered whether or not to have my own domain, all I could think was “oh, no, another expense!” In reality, though, it is a fraction of the cost I thought it would be. Most vary between $13.99 and $15.99 and that is for the entire year.

I was going to say “don’t buy your morning coffee for a few days and you’ll have enough to buy a domain for a year,” but then I realised that, realistically, most people I know culdn’t skip their coffee, so instead I’ll say that if you pack a lunch instead of buying one 2 or three times in the next 12 months, you’re good to go.

Thanks a lot for commenting!

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J. Haugland

When the desicion is made to start an online business, there is no better source of help than Wealthy Affiliate.

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Craig

I couldn’t agree more. I find it quite sad to think that people might pass up such an amazing opportunity because they have been scammed in the past. I understand that fear, but Wealthy Affiliate can put your mind at ease. Not only that, they’ll do it for free if you take the free membership. Even just logging in for a few minutes and interacting with the community there boosts my spirit and makes me feel very positive about things.

I appreciate you taking the time to comment!

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Norman Richards

Hello and thanks for sharing your story it is very awesome and what you said is so true, we should not let fear hold us back but move forward taking that leap of faith believing that we can. Thanks for sharing.

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Craig

Thank you for responding.

I honestly believe that anyone can succeed. The main issue, in my mind, is not that someone can’t succeed, it’s that they don’t succeed as fast as they want to and they give up. I figure that if you need to walk 5 miles, you don’t take half a dozen steps, look at your surroundings and feel upset that you haven’t reached your destination yet. Everything takes time and effort. Anyone who tells you otherwise is wrong at best, or lying at worst.

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