90% of the millionaires in the world went bankrupt more than once — many of them five times — before they found success. Edison failed at the light bulb 99 times before he succeeded with his invention. Every internet network marketing guru you have ever heard of stumbled around from one failure to the next until finally getting the formula right.
How you view your failures will make or break your network marketing business. If you have a fear of failure, and have a hard time rebounding from failed attempts, then I can predict with 100% certainty that you will never succeed.
On the other hand, those who try and fail and try again don’t look at their earlier attempts as failures. Instead, they view them as learning experiences. It is said that experience is the best teacher. The mistake most people make is thinking that it has to be their own personal experience. Personal experience is one way to learn. And, there is no doubt that those lessons are rarely forgotten, because the “School of Hard Knocks” isn’t one you want to repeat.
I suggest there is a better way. The book of Proverbs tells us that if we walk with wise men, we will become wise. Who do you walk with? Whose counsel do you seek in building your internet network marketing business? Are you asking your friends and relatives who know nothing about internet network marketing what they think? Are you asking a successful network marketer from the old school for advice on your internet based business? You may as well be asking the homeless man on the street corner how to succeed in life.
One of the best ways to succeed is to build a pathway of stepping stones made from the stories of others who have achieved the success you seek. Do you want to learn how to be successful at marketing? Then study Bruce Barton, John Caples, or PT Barnum (Joe Vitale has a great series on him in his the Power of Outrageous Marketing CD set).
Do you want to be successful in your particular network marketing company? Then get the tapes and books that are available from the upline superstars in your business opportunity.
Do you want to be successful in life in general? Then listen to people like Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, Dennis Waitley or countless others.
Do you want to have a business based on strong Christian values? Get the book of Proverbs on audio, or listen to Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth E. Hagin, Creflo Dollar, Joel Osteen, or others who speak on living by faith.
I’m not suggesting you cut everyone out of your life who isn’t where you want to be. But, it wouldn’t hurt to cut those out of your life who drag you down. If you want to be a success at internet network marketing, or any other endeavor, for that matter, you have to develop a successful attitude. Even Abram was told to leave his family and go into a strange (unknown) country.
If you don’t like where you’re headed, start a new path, building it out of stepping stones of success. If you don’t have any yet, then use the successes of others until you have some of your own. Need some help getting started? Then click on the link in my resource box below.