Today I have an important question for you. A vital question actually. When it comes to your online business …
What are you hoping for?
While we might not often take time to think about it in this way, hope is actually vital to running, or building, a successful online business.
Hope is important for three reasons.
Hope sets the course
As the old song says “You gotta have a dream to make a dream come true.” Wiser words were never spoken.
Yet today we find people who have given up on setting goals, working hard and yes, even having hope that anything can change.
Hope corrects the course
If you fly from New York to Paris it will feel like you are flying in a straight line. But nothing could be farther from the truth. The truth is that your airplane will make hundreds, if not thousands, of course corrections along the way.
In a similar way, it might feel like you are not making enough progress when you sit down to write an email follow up series or yet another draft of a blog post.
But nothing could be farther from the truth, because these are the things online dreams are made of. And they are the very things that make dreams come true.
In my 14 years online I have not known a single person who succeeded who was not willing to embrace change and made mid-course corrections.
Very soon I will be writing to you about the most important change I have seen in 14 years. So stay tuned for that!
Hope provides the fuel for the journey
Let’s be real – sometimes it is just hard to keep going. We get tired. We get sick. We lose loved ones. We make mistakes. Our best efforts fall short.
All of this proves only one thing … we are human.
Zig Ziglar has often been quoted as saying this …
“Hope is the foundational quality of all change, and encouragement is the fuel which keeps hope alive.” – Zig Ziglar
– via www.facebook.com
These words are so very true. Without hope change will not happen. And it is encouragement that keeps the fires burning.
John Maxwell said “If there is hope in the future there is power in the present.”
Want more power today? Get your hopes up!
So let me leave you with this. I hope you find it encouraging.
If anyone can succeed online, you can too.
You might be skeptical, but it’s true.
When I started out online I reached a point of having $14 in the bank. With a wife and two children to support.
I know hope works!
I also personally know people who are doing 10, 20 and even 50 million dollars a year in sales today who started with literally nothing.
No capital. No connections. No Rolodex of high powered contacts.
How did they do it?
They had hope, and a plan.
So get your hope up. And dust off your plan to make sure it’s the best it can be. And once you’ve done that find some encouragement and put that fuel in the tank of your hope.
Because living with hope, well that’s really the only way to live. And yes, it is a beautiful thing indeed!