I believe that attitude is a huge factor in most things that people do on a daily basis. Attitude affects your learning, your health, and your success at business. While most of us suffer from various ailments, troublesome family issues, and financial problems, it is clear that some people have learned to focus their attitude on the positive to help them carry through the negative times.
In the last couple of years, the global economy has been sluggish at best, and many people have lost their jobs, their retirement savings, and their homes. This is a very big deal, and it is easy to understand why despair can become prevalent in people’s lives. However, it is those people who have been extremely creative and focused on persevering in these tough times, that make me proud to be a part of the human race.
In our Squidoo community, there have been numerous occasions when a lensmaster has been in bad circumstances and other lensmasters have given whatever they can to help them out. The most notable was when lensmaster badmsm started the 500 hats drive to earn the money to pay the bank so that she and her family would not lose their home. What started as one lens, became a rallying cry for people everywhere who resonated with badmsm’s situation. In this particular case, this created at least one job for her family, ultimately from the energy she created from her lens.
Success on Squidoo, online marketing, or any entrepreneurial endeavour takes time, determination, and most of all sticktoitiveness. Persistence, and continuing to focus on the long term goals, while celebrating the short term gains is very important. I have personally been online starting with Squidoo since June 2008, and it is only now, in the last few months, that I am feeling truly successful monetarily with my online work. However, the momentum that has been building all this time, is creating a rapid growth cycle for me right now, that will continue as long as I feed it fuel.
You can think of it as the rolling stone that gathers no moss. You have to keep rolling the stone for long enough before it gains enough momentum to really pay off. But, unbeknown to you, the stone is creating an energy that will one day turn into a more evident gain.
So keep your attitude positive. Focus on the successes, and remember that small successes will continue to build as long as you keep feeding them fuel. As you slowly build on those successes, you can keep building more income streams that will one day become more than a trickle. It does happen. But you have to pay your dues first.