Visualization of our goals can’t stop at imagination. We have to take action — that is w-o-r-k to make it happen. It’s only reality that for the average person, there is no such thing as wealth without work.
Daydreaming is fun, but it can be counter-productive. When we are not realistic or we have not defined achievable goals, we can quickly have our hopes dashed. Of course it is good to ‘aim high’ and ‘dream big’, but if we set such lofty goals that they may be impossible to achieve at this juncture, this can become discouraging. This is magnified exponentially if the person really thinks he can earn money instantly, by magic or osmosis, and what a crashing disappointment when they find out that they probably won’t.
For someone who has never started a business before, like most budding online home business entrepreneurs, there may be lots of false starts. Until we get real and create a real plan with reasonable expectations, we are just wasting time and resources – ‘spinning our wheels’.
Remember that the ‘key to success is to stay in the game’. Will there even be a slim chance of victory if we give up and quit too soon? No, we are done at least for now. However, if we can just keep trying, even in the face of not seeing any tangible results over an extended period, there is still a chance things will start improving as we grow along. You never know what is right around the corner because you can’t see that far. If we quit too soon without giving ourselves and the program a fair chance, we will never know what we might have achieved.
However, not everybody is cut out to be in this environment – and it will serve us well if we can seriously admit that we cannot relate to this and do not want to do this — and then move on. If we can only function where there is structure – and require that when we take action we see immediate results, then maybe this may indicate we need a job instead of our own business. There is no shame in this. Just like not everybody can ice skate – or even wants to. What we all have in common either way is we need more money.
If you need something where you do XYZ with the promise of $X, then get a job, or a second job. However if you want to see how far you can go (where $X becomes $XXX) then you may have to ‘step out on a limb’ for a while – you have to take a risk that your time and effort will result in a greater reward than you can expect within the structure of having a job with guaranteed pay.
However, if we want our own business bad enough that we are willing to endure almost anything within reason to achieve it, then we will eventually find a way to do just that. While it is important to take action while we are inspired, it is equally relevant to be realistic both about what we need to do and what we can logically expect to achieve. If we can build on that, we will have the foundation for a successful home business.