I’ve heard people say, “If you’re moving the right direction in life, then everything just flows.”

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if that were true?

But I’ve found life and business just aren’t that simple.

It feels like the exact opposite.

Every time you make a major decision, your commitment is soon going to be tested.

Decide to invest more time in working on your business. Very quickly you start facing a whole pile of new distractions pulling your attention in different directions.

Start a new advertising campaign. Rarely will it be profitable right out of the gate. Instead you’ll have to track, test, and optimize it before it starts profiting.

And a lot of people simply don’t have the fortitude to make it through this process.

It’s dangerous to believe “everything flows if you’re going the right direction.”

Make a decision and soon you run face first into a major challenge. Your first instinct will be that you’ve taken a wrong turn. You back up and go a different direction only to have the exact same thing happen.

Research your path. Make a clear, level headed decision about what you’re doing. But once you made the decision, keep moving forward.

That’s one of the first mental success principles you need to master.

Keep moving forward in spite of challenges.

The second principle I’ve discovered is your success is directly proportional to your willingness to work outside your comfort zone.

Contrary to what you often hear in internet marketing circles, succeeding online is not easy.

Often the systems are simple to follow, but they’re not easy (see principle #1 of moving forward in spite of challenges).

Back in 1996 I bought my first PC. I hadn’t been trained on computers. I only had an old Commodore 64 growing up. I trained myself how to use that old paperweight, get online, and even how to put together some ugly websites starting out.

That wasn’t comfortable. When I first started speaking in front of seminar rooms, I was so nervous the attendees commented how my hands were shaking.

Even after years of success online, when I first started coaching it was scary working directly with clients in all kinds of various niches.

Even clicking ‘send’ on that next email promotion to your list can be nerve wracking. Your mind tries to sabotage you, “What if they don’t respond this time?”

Fear is normal. It’s expected. It means you’re growing.

Brian Tracy tells you to “Eat that frog.”

This simply means confronting your most challenging task for the day first.

Your success is directly proportional to your willingness to work outside your comfort zone.

And finally quit taking failure personally.

“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” – Denis Waitley

Being afraid to fail often means not taking action at all.

At least it means not taking any radical actions outside the norm.

If you want to stand out in a competitive world, you have to be willing to be different. A few failures along the way are inevitable.

You may have noticed all three main points I covered simply point back to taking action.

Keep moving forward in spite of challenges.

Success is directly proportional to your willingness to work outside your comfort zone.

And quit taking failure personally.

I’m not that big on ‘thinking your way to success.’ Instead act your way to success.

You can change your mental state faster by taking action toward your goal than sitting around contemplating your navel.

And the www.MonthlyMentorClub.com is the best place to find out what actions to take daily on your way to online success.

Not only will you have access to step-by-step guidance, support, and advice…you’ll also have access to your own private mastermind group of online marketers to keep you motivated and moving forward.

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Terry Dean
Terry Dean

Terry Dean has been in full-time internet business since 1996 and has helped thousands of entrepreneurs get started online through his articles and products. He lives in Ocala, Florida with his wife and 2 dogs. Find out more about how his step-by-step courses can help you today.