V6.28: The First Step Towards Success

Magnetic MOnkey Marketing blog first stepsHappy Monday, Marketers! We wanted to take some time to discuss success and the first step to take in getting there. It’s not what you might think.

Success comes from within. It comes from hard work and effort, not from someone handing you the so called ‘secret’ to life. If you feel down on your luck, like life is conspiring against you, it might be time to look inward first. Are you self sabotaging?

We came across this article that lists 4 lies people tell themselves that keep them from success.

  1. “I need a college degree to be successful.” Well this is just false. Yes, you might need a college degree to get that 9-5 job, but you don’t need it to be your own boss or to educate yourself even. There are plenty of online courses and certification programs that will help you grow as a leader and entrepreneur. If you have the drive and the idea, you can make it happen for yourself, with or without a college degree.
  2. “I don’t have enough time.” If you truly love and believe in something, you will find the time to make it happen. Yes, of course, we all need to take breaks every once and awhile, but if you are trying to build up a business, effort is required. If you have time to watch Netflix or read a book, you have time to devote to your passion. Don’t let laziness get in your way.
  3. “I’m too old.” I’m sorry, this one is just ridiculous. If you have a working mind, there is no such thing as ‘too old.’ I really hate the whole ‘you can’t teach an old dog new tricks’ statement. Everyone is capable of learning, of growing, of putting forth energy and effort into something. Don’t let something as stupid as age get in your way.
  4. It’s too hard to get started.” Yes, it IS hard to get started. It can feel impossible sometimes, but trust us, it’s not. Take initiative and just get it done– one small step at a time. There have been countless times that the hardest part of any project is to just start the damn thing. Once I’ve made some headway, I look back and realize I was making a fuss for no reason. Just take that first leap and watch what can happen.

So, what do you all think? Who’s ready to jump into the deep end and make things happen for themselves? Everything is a choice, so it is up to each and every one of us to make the ones that will progress our careers and passions.