December 22, 2011
[Editor's note: Simon's close friend Craig Ballantyne, now editor of the Early to Rise publication, is filling in today while Simon storms the new farm in Chile.]
If you’re like Simon and I and you spend any time at all reading the daily news headlines, it undoubtedly feels like the world is inches away from going off a cliff.
There’s a lot of truth to this news… and it can literally put so much fear, anxiety, and apprehension into people that is paralyzes them from doing taking any steps to protecting themselves, let alone advancing their situation in life. You can’t let that happen.
Listen, even if the world is becoming unglued, there’s nothing you personally can do about global economic problems. Just like there’s nothing the last lemming at the end of the line can do about all the other lemmings in front of it.
However, that last lemming still has a choice. It can take action… because action is the only thing that can overcome anxiety and apprehension.
I recently had this ‘a-ha’ moment when penning my weekly internal newsletter to my team of amazing employees. I wrote to them:
“We’re always taking action. Moving ahead. Finishing a project, celebrating the success, and hitting up a newer, bigger project. That’s why we’re going to continue to prosper no matter how crazy the rest of the world gets around us. Because we keep on taking massive action.”
It’s important for them to hear it and to be reassured that if we keep on pushing, we’ll get what we earn. And in this case, the advice I gave was even more important for me to hear, and it this quote which I also shared with them is helpful too.
“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” — Conrad Hilton
Don’t let apprehension or anxiety stop you from taking action. Some things might not work out in life, but if you keep taking action, past failures often end up contributing to future successes.
I struggled three times to launch one specific type of online business. The first time it just fizzled out.
The second time it failed miserably… and then voila, the 3rd time turned into a business that will bring in 7-figures in 12 months. I wouldn’t have been able to do this if I hadn’t failed the first two times.
Overnight success is something that I’ll never promise anyone. However, action taken every day is a habit that I’ll guarantee will bring you success in time.
Action causes momentum… momentum breeds more action… and action combined with momentum ultimately lead to success.
“Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.” – Henry Ford
It doesn’t matter if your goal is building wealth, internationalizing your assets, or simply creating a second income online with an Internet business, all components of life reward action.
[As editor of the daily e-letter Early to Rise, Craig is an eternal optimist and believes that everyone can still realize their own unique 'American Dream', wherever you are in the world. Craig's advice about using the Internet to build income is without peer, and you can find out more about how he does it here.]