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Learning New Things and Accepting the Past

road signI learned quite a bit over the past six months or so. I am still learning and it never seems to stop. It always surprises me when I find something new and exciting that I can use in my website designs. When it works, it’s fantastic! When it doesn’t work is when I start to learn.

Accepting what has happened, learning from it, and walking away is hard to do! But, I did it, I’m moving ahead, and everything is sunshine and lollypops.

I like keeping myself busy, especially when it comes to making something work better that will help benefit me in the long run. A feeling of self-confidence that you did a job well-done is something they can never take away from you. Sherish it for it comes all too seldom in our lives.

marching aheadMarching ahead, keeping straight and on course, without wavering or even looking off to the side, and staying focused on your goal…well, it’s not as easy as it sounds. There are so many distractions that it makes it seem like it’s impossible not to make a detour or two.

Well, I can tell you that eventually you will come back to looking at your goal. Any why not? Have you gotten anywhere since this whole thing started? You have the tools, you have the resources, and yet somehow it ended up on the back burner just like everything else. I think it’s human nature to want to have to deviate from attaining success and I don’t know why I think that way. Maybe we need something to focus on in order to focus on our goal more clearly.

Summer DaysSummer days at the beach, strolling along Venice Beach and seeing all the weirdos, the artists, the musicians, the bums, and everything they had for sale or trade, all are memories that will never come again. So we have to march forward, pick yourself up from the ground and get your legs moving.

Get back to that one place that had stopped you before. The wall that prevented you from moving forward. Look at the situation like you were looking at the wall. Feel your frustration leave as it turns to determination.

staring eyesStare it down. Don’t be intimidated, it can’t hurt you. All it can do is stop you from moving ahead.

How to climb that wall? Start making plans for the other side. Make preparations for wherever your project takes you to that other side. Plan ahead and expect it to happen. If you believe, it will happen. But, it will only happen if you allow it to happen.


Accept the mistakes you made in the past and learn from them.

Accept the present and work on making it better.

Accept the future and plan for it.

Whatever you want to happen will happen. You just have to believe and reach out for it. It’s there for you, for me, for everyone who wants it. I want it very desperately, do you?

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4 Responses to "Learning New Things and Accepting the Past"

  1. Dita I. says:

    Hi Jim,

    loving your post, the pics, and the sentiment. My past six months have been an amazing journey. It almost feels that I resurrected.Perhaps not financially but certainly when it comes to my productivity, my vision and my goals.

    I am gradually climbing over the wall, I just have a little tiny bit more to climb before I will be completely on the other side. Well, perhaps not completely because as in any business there is always more walls to climb.

    I am achieving small victories and they keep driving me forward. Over the past six months I have build a lot of confidence in myself and my work. I truly believe this is the result of networking with many wonderful people,my fellow students, including you.

    Life is good. 2013 is going to be great. And, I am rooting for you!




    1. admin says:

      Dita, I think you are already on the other side as I see your name everywhere! You have had success and yet your modesty prevents you from celebrating, shouting from the highest hill, clenching your fists in glorious accomplishments. I’m still jumping up and down to try and get a peek at what’s on the other side of the wall. I can hear it, I can smell it, and I can almost taste it. In my mind, I am there already. In my mind, I am asking myself, “Why did it take so long to get here?” But then good old reality slaps me in the face and I’m still jumping up and down to get that peek.

      When I get there, when we all get there, everyone should get with another person, a beginner like we were in the early days of Quick Start, take their hand and lead them to the promised land on the other side of the wall. That would be special for everyone involved and would put a huge smile on our faces as we toast to success.

  2. Ray Boreham says:

    That’s really what it’s all about, James – having a goal and doing whatever it takes to achieve it, and it all starts with the mindset and believing it.

    Of course, it’s one thing believing it, but it’s another taking the action necessary to achieve it, which is where most of us (and, yes, I’m including me in this – I may take action, but it’s not always focused and not always consistent, so I have to be part of this group) fall down. So, while planning is important, acting upon that plan is even more important.

    As you take the action, there will be setbacks, but, as you point out, Jim, you need to learn from them and keep pushing forward. And NEVER GIVE UP! I think that’s really the key – perseverance, just keeping going even when it makes no sense to, ensuring that success is inevitable.

    Keep on keeping on,

    1. admin says:

      Ray, I can’t understand not taking action. That is actually the fun part. Create a sales page and a marketing plan, bringing in the affiliates, building up the hype, and the explosion of your product onto the marketplace. Then it’s on to the next project. It sounds like it will get easier as we go, as we learn the ropes and how to navigate without hitting a wall, but making those mistakes makes me want to kick my own butt! But I have learned from those mistakes and I am better for it.

      Thank you for your comment, Ray. You and I are definitely on the right track!


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