I Quit, I'm So Done With This Crap!

Last Update: August 27, 2015

YES, I QUIT, I SACRIFICED IT ALL


I QUIT.

I quit hanging out with friends that don't help me grow internally and externally.

I quit watching so much TV, because it doesn't really matter.

I quit playing so many video games, but for me, THIS IS HARD TO DO. (LOL) But again, they really don't matter. Video games don't help me grow. They're only a form of "entertainment".

I quit hovering in front of my cell phone for hours on end. It's called a "cell" phone for a reason... (similar to jailing your mind in a "cell".... think about it. There's no way you can be productive by staring at a screen all day...)

I quit browsing social media so much, this is also hard to do because social media is so freakin' addicting. It is the newest news platform that everyone turns to for the latest news not only locally but worldwide as well. This also doesn't matter to your life...

I quit WAITING for success to come my way. Success doesn't come for those who wait. Success comes for those who work their asses off. Success comes to those who demand it, who force it into fruition.

Oh, you thought I was quitting WA?

NEVER.


I ALSO STARTED, WHICH IS COOL


I STARTED.

I started writing more content in a day's time. It leads to more growth in what I'm trying to do and I am able to help more people by writing more content.

I started reading books that matter to my life's path and growth pattern.

I started reading online material that helps me learn more in what I'm trying to do. Wealthy Affiliate is basically a library of digital information on affiliate marketing... which is what I'm trying to master.

I started further developing my current work/lifestyle. I saw success, but I didn't stop there. You've got to get to a point where everyone else would quit but you're not going to stop there.

I started mastering my craft. Everyone in the world has their own unique spin on everything that they could potentially do. You have your own Picasso within, use it to your advantage.

Provocative

Intuitive

Convicted

Accelerated

Spontaneous

Surrendered

Original

Provoke change within your industry. You know how you could change things up such as your homepage or your marketing strategies, leverage the knowledge here at WA and get creative.

Follow your intuition and follow the intuition of others here at WA! We're on to something BIG, loads of intuition and smart people here that are ready and willing to help.

Stay convicted. Not with others, with yourself. Have conviction when you are going through your self-talk. Most people talk themselves out of an opportunity right before the miracle is about to happen, real talk. Stay convicted to your true belief, WA works.

Get accelerated. If you get great at something really fast and accelerated then do you think you'll become great down the road by being able to get more detailed? Accelerate yourself, stop waiting for results, take action AND GET THERE.

Be spontaneous. Have a thought that maybe you should write some content today? DO IT. JUMP ON IT, RIGHT NOW. Now is all there is. The past has been done with for quite some time and the future doesn't exist, yet... ;D

Surrender yourself. Sometimes you can't change your situation for a few moments in time. Sometimes you need to surrender to what is, because what is, is what is.

Be original, especially with what we're doing here!! If you're copying and pasting stuff, you're hurting yourself and your business. Originality is what Google loves, be you! Be original.


FOLLOW YOUR INNER PICASSO


Children have this insane desire for discovery. Kids can't wait to learn something new and then to implement it into their amazing life.

We are still that same child.

We're still just as creative.

We still have that desire for discovery.

We may have forgotten what it's all like due to society and media and traditional means that force us into "adult" life.

Not saying that we should be childish. I'm saying that we are that same exact person that we were 10, 20 years ago. We are still the highest form of creation on the Earth. We are still just as creative and adventurous.

If you weren't, you wouldn't be here. You wouldn't be reading this. ;)

With all of that, I wish you guys all massive success as we move forward with our affiliate adventures.

Stay true to YOU.

Stay true to your inner Picasso.

Cheers,

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JasonLo Premium
How do u even come up with this Picasso thing? I can see how you made s killing online. Your copywriting is superb.
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JasonLo Premium
And so is your click bait
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VanceHunter Premium
Great ideas, Colton! .. and expressed with strong conviction!
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emmaking Premium
Well done! Colton.
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schexjr Premium
Great post Colton, inspiring and motivational.
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JodyRae Premium
awesomely said
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Sheilame26 Premium
Bravo!
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donyutuc Premium
Well-written, very inspiring! Thanks Colton!

Cheers!
Don
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MikeAkers Premium
I like it
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matelot Premium
INSPIRED!! Your comments touch on so many levels. I feel as though I have been taken along a completely new pathway.

Matelot.
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jerrysan Premium
Great thoughts! Thanks for the article!
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mmgwes Premium
Yep, video games and social media are my addictions, too. I loved that article.
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StinaP Premium
I love it! Thanks for your inspiring words! Yes, I'm writing my brains out and I don't have time for the social media crap anymore, except for when it comes to promote what I'm doing lol.

The world is twisted enough as it is. I'm going to focus on expanding my knowledge and business until I can't take anything more in.

I hope I can get to where you are Colton. I have you as my success story on my site.

Keep up the good work, so we can follow!
All the best to you,
Stina
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bia2k Premium
Very inspiring Colton. Just what I needed to read today! Thank you :)
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Bobbi401 Premium
Good for you Colton! Great advice for many even if they aren't in WA.
Cheers to you, B
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JakobRL Premium
Great blog, Colton! Awesome advice. I can relate so much! thank you.
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VinceP1 Premium
Great advice ! Just focus
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DueyDecibel Premium
Great post. I believe the very same thing. Action is what makes results, the proof is evident in the world we live in. Everything originates as an Idea out of thin air, within our minds. If people just sat around wishing and wondering, we'd still be walking around killing each other with sticks and sharp rocks.
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lindasea Premium
And Colton hits another home run!!!

How'd you get to be so intuitive, so wise!

Thank you, this is a wonderful read. Love seeing you doing so well.
Linda
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SupportWorx Premium
I quit letting people drag their drama into my life. Of course, that means I've spent a TON OF TIME ALONE LOL. But hey, it is what it is. I've been working my way back to FB gradually for business, but if there's any other way to do SM marketing better I will find it LOL. Cool post, man. -Alexx
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Randi-Lynne7 Premium
Lol yeah I have ditched facebook and now I don't exist lol. Just goes to show what people really care about. :-p I'm happier growing alone though. I have family <3
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ColtonJames Premium
Family is everything, I grow alone as well. We have to, not everyone is going to understand our paths and that's good, it's not theirs to understand anyway :)
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Bobbi401 Premium
That's fantastic and inspiring.
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NancyBeattie Premium
Wonderful! Very inspirational.
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Shawn Martin Premium
Great inspiration bud. :)
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MarkBase Premium
Oh wow - just wow! Totally inspirational!! I'm doing a copy/paste of this and scanning it directly into my brain. Thanks for your enthusiasm!
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Sui_generis Premium
I love this. It should be required reading for all young entrepreneurs.
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DLansing Premium
This post is really "a kick in the butt" for me. Thank you for sharing your Picasso concept! It's time for me to follow my picasso within too :-)
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StubearBlack Premium
nice, very inspirational to my situation
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Avecita Premium
You're such an inspiration! :D
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matteone Premium
really inspiring post Parre, thank you!
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well written post ! cheers Jayshree
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carlosbl8 Premium
Good post Colton! Sure all the changes will paid it dividends. Cheers!
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ColtonJames Premium
So far it sure is ;) thank you!
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jaytech Premium
I'm with you on this one, the more we remove distractions, the more we focus on what really matters. In this case, our businesses.

You have a great attitude and a good motivational writer. I hope you're putting this to good use on your website :)
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ColtonJames Premium
Thank you and of course ;)
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Frann12 Premium
I must say, this is a very good post. No wonder it's the 1st on the top ten list. Good job Colton!
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ColtonJames Premium
I didn't even notice that Francis but that is awesome :) thank you!
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MelanieA Premium
Hi Colton, great post. The way we choose to spend our time defines us and determines our success in life. I have no doubt you will achieve your goals!
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ColtonJames Premium
Decisions dictate destinies, ten fold. Thank you!
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JulietAA Premium
I knew it! You won't quit WA Colton. I was just curious to know what you quit exactly and I'm with you on this one!
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ColtonJames Premium
Juliet, I'm definitely never leaving, can't get away from all of these beautiful affiliates! :P

It's important to quit all of that stuff. They're mere distractions, nothing more.
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CindyFS1971 Premium
Insanely good advice and post.....I will be re-posting! Rock on Colton!
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ColtonJames Premium
Awesome, thanks!
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Now that's a positive post.
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ColtonJames Premium
:D
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starita70 Premium
Thank you for such encouragement Parre!!!
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ColtonJames Premium
Just doing my part :)
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lisa970 Premium
That was really funny,but you are right.
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ColtonJames Premium
Gotcha :)
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Rich908 Premium
You had me there for e moment - But a very great blog
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ColtonJames Premium
You're not alone :) thank you!
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PjGermain Premium
Excellent!
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ColtonJames Premium
*thumbs up*
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TravisB Premium
Brilliant read! Really enjoyed this :)
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ColtonJames Premium
Sweet :)
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KarleneS Premium
Haha, you had me fooled for a second there, :). Glad you are doing the opposite of quitting. I am stepping up my game now too.
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ColtonJames Premium
Hehe, you and many others! :P

Lets take things to the top!
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SamiWilliams Premium
Excellent reading.
Sami
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ColtonJames Premium
:)
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roamy Premium
impressive post, Colton thanks for encouragement
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ColtonJames Premium
No problem roamy, just doing my part ;)
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FHagstrom Premium
Colton, You nailed it!
Many people are going to benefit because of what you have written, including myself.
Oopps, gotta go, time for me to follow my inner Colton :)
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ColtonJames Premium
Haha thank you Forrest, I'm diggin' the "inner Colton" :P
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TheGrizzly Premium
ing ound Colton, Wow! What a post! Thanks for sharing man!

Sacrificing to make changes and grow is so crucial. At times I have felt concerned that I have a small group of friends, but as I read your post this morning I was reminded that I have the friends I do because the support me in my efforts to become the best person I can be. Sure I don't have an army of friends, but my squad means the world to me.

I really enjoyed what you had to say about media. A few years ago I made the commitment to never play video games, this choice has not always been an easy one to stick with. Yet, I'm happy to report I'm holding to that commitment. The media is more negative propaganda than anything else. It is the desire of those who own and control today's media to keep us occupied and distracted. This way we can never learn, do, or become our best selves. I really thought your take on cell phone distractions was very clever! Especially because everything you do on your phone is tracked by big brother. (Including your movements...like jail.)

Power to you in your efforts to hone your craft. Your efforts to develop your skills and expand your knowledge will greatly bless your life. This should be the pursuit of any man or woman who wishes to find the life they have always wanted to live. To pursue self education and promotion is essential!

I totally agree that we all have a Picasso within us. We all have the potential to do and create great things. We can be unique and succeed because of it. This can be challenging at times, but such as quest will prove to yield self confidence and empowerment.

Self-talk is so important when it comes to finding and maintaining a positive and healthy mental state. The way we think about and talk to ourselves will greatly shape our beliefs about ourselves, our potential, and the actions we take or don't take thought out our lives. I've even read a book about it. You can find it on my website.

Everything you have shared with us today is centered upon mental health, and changing our mindset to allow us the power to change and become worthy to realize the goals that we have set for ourselves.

I appreciated this post, and look forward to connecting with you. I'm proud of your for making these changes, and sharing them with us. (Sharing helps us learn.) I know we can expect great things from you and look forward to hearing from you soon.

All the best to you and yours.
Warm Regards,
Evan
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katkatskitchen Premium
Colton - so good to read that - and know from the bottom of my heart that that is why you are doing so well, you were always always from day one going to carry on without pause, until you won. Congratulations for making the right decisions
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ColtonJames Premium
Thank you kat. I'll never forget how much help you've provided for me, especially when I was brand new.

Can't thank you enough, honestly.
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MattHojsik Premium
Awesome post!
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iceskater20 Premium
Wow, I'm impressed that as a young person you have come to some of your conclusions and actions! Taking action every day to make a difference is the only way to live! Way to go Colton!
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ColtonJames Premium
:D thank you!
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mjdimarco Premium
10-4
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ColtonJames Premium
*thumbs up*
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Kashes Premium
Earned a follower. Keep doing your thing, we all see you.
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ColtonJames Premium
:) followed back!
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gud Premium
Great post, love it.
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PPLOLO Premium
Hi Colton,
I would have been so happy to discover this 10 year before like you. But I still only 30 and have time in front of me. Not as much time as I want, 40H a week job, wife and kids so it is slower, but like you I have cut on a lots of the unessential things. I really hope some success in the years to come. Hope we can work together in the future.
Phil
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ColtonJames Premium
Hey Phil,

Yup, being able to do this a while ago would have been awesome, but right now is all there is.

I too had to work many hours per week at a job and went to college classes every day full time on top of that when I first started. But I had a deep desire to make this work, and it worked out. Took a while, but in the end, it works.

Cut all distractions and take massive action, you'll get there mate!
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Pablo818 Premium
After all, you have to make space for the new stuff. Glad you found plenty of clutter to get rid of. Bestest your way.
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LifeWorld Premium
I really have no idea how old you are, but from your writings you understood something of world-changing impact to everyone you got this straight. I quite too more than 2 years ago now and never regretted it. I learned and understood too, that also gaming, social media, "cell"-phones and TV is ok as long you enjoy it and have fun on a basis that your personal growth and happiness is not disturbed. After all our experience here in this life is meant to be happiness, fun and excitement.

You have a unique and beautiful mind. If you figured this out already now your future is awesome bright for you. And all who can be in touch with you.

I would be honored to connect to you. If you like to discuss, exchange and grow also in the matter of real big-time business, I look forward to getting your inbox private message and move on from this point together.

thanks, Parre,

Stefan
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ColtonJames Premium
Hey Stefan,

I'm actually 20 years old :)

I guess you could say that I've come to a "revelation" of sorts... Something clicks in my head to where I feel that I can see something that the masses do not, and I've got to roll with that ten fold and bring it into this world.

I do have big plans, not just for big-business but for the economy as a whole. I've never known "how" I am/was going to be able to make these changes and leaps but I do have an idea of "what" it is I want to change and to leap for. So to me, the how comes inevitably based on my extreme desire to make it happen.

Looking forward to connect as we move forward, Stefan. Thanks for reaching out and I'm glad you found the post to be of quality. Many people say that I'm "ahead of my time", maybe I'm from the future or something haha! :P

Thank you!

Cheers,
Colton
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LifeWorld Premium
Colton, we all are, you found a way to tap into the source and the urge you feel for the change is needed deeply. the same urge brought me into the fields of serving knowledge, education and personal development, to help people around the world to live more abundant lives. To be more, have more and reach more for themselves and others.

I sense the deep wish inside you to leave this world with an legacy that seeks greatness and abundance in everyone.

I will send you some details as pm over so you can see what we here accomplished till now with this urge and I really look forward to see your idea taking place and I know I can be of service for you in this journey.

You may have read or heard already, nothing happens without a reason, you only meet those people you seek to meet and you connect only when you are ready. I believe that I found your post today and you reacted is destined to happen in order to fulfill our desire.

hear you soon Colten.
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sofieanderin Premium
Powerful Stuff, thanks:-)
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TonyHamilton Premium
Awesome Colton, I quit and started too. Great advice for us all my Friend.
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Sheila50 Premium
Thanks Colton for those words!!! You sure got it right!
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NicoleJBN Premium
That was the most precise hit on a nail I've read and seen so far. Thank you very much, Colton. This is much needed and it has already sparked new ideas.

Wishing you ongoing success and I'm glad that you're NEVER going to leave WA. We need people like you here. :)

All the best,
Nicole
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ColtonJames Premium
Hey Nicole,

Thank you for the kind words, and most definitely not going to ever leave WA, as long as the internet exists, I'll be here haha :)
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TanjaRita Premium
Thanks for sharing Colton! For me, finding a balance is tough. I am doing this so I can spend more time with my kids and family (my mother is very sick and loves about an hour away), but I find myself getting angry at my kids when they. they bothering me so I can get work on my site done. Sometimes I have to take a step back and remove myself that my kids come first and I can't keep pushing them away so I can work. I may not achieve success as quickly as some because of this but that is ok.
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ColtonJames Premium
Keep with whatever you come to alignment with, that's what is most important ten fold.
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Dgegegegwg Premium
Great post! I will try to quit more...and start more.
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ColtonJames Premium
Don't try, just do it!
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TheGrizzly Premium
"Do or Do not, there is no try." -YODA (Great Jedi Master)
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Dgegegegwg Premium
Judge me by my size do you?
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JeanL Premium
Most excellent blog, Colton! You've inspired me!
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ColtonJames Premium
:)
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2Inspyre Premium
Best. Post. EVER! Cheers to you my friend....just cheers *snaps fingers" like poetry.
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ColtonJames Premium
Haha thank you I appreciate the kind words :)
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Hippychick Premium
Brilliant post colton as ever !! :)
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forevernew Premium
Thanks for the confirmation to stay convicted to myself, You can't be more if you don't do more. Thank you!
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ColtonJames Premium
EXACTLY! :) you're welcome!
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AlexEvans Premium
Great post Colton , a real roller coasta ride with a very good ending.
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Kush1000 Premium
What a great post! I quit doing all that sh*t years ago...i spend a lot of time on my cell phone but only because i make money with it:) yeehaaaw!!!!
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ColtonJames Premium
Right on :)
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Loes Premium
Glad you've found things worthwhile sooner than I did:) Thanks for the good read
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SarahAnt Premium
Colton - you had me for a second (although I was hoping it was a title designed to grab attention!). Thank goodness I was right. Great to see and hear that WA has had such a positive effect. Very inspirational post! :)
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ColtonJames Premium
Haha I'm never leaving :)
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Kathy331 Premium
You have an old head on young shoulders Colton (a compliment!). I was in my 40s before I got to the "I quit, I'm so done with this crap" stage. Haven't had a tv for may years now and never missed it.

Great blog and wonderfully written, thank you. :)
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ColtonJames Premium
I like to say that I'm an old soul with a young heart.

I've made decision that I guess people of an "older" age would make, but there is still a kid inside of me that loves having FUN! :)

Age is nothing to me really, nothing more than a number :) inside is what counts!
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Kathy331 Premium
It is indeed Colton, I certainly don't feel my age and my family frequently tell me I don't act it!
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TruePenguin Premium
I'm new to WA and it is so great to see nothing but constant motivation, even if you are extremely motivated already. I can't wait to reach the point where I can help others and possibly motivate them.

P.S. one pro to cellphones, I get to read such inspiring posts while away from my laptop :).
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ColtonJames Premium
I can see reading posts that help you grow, like the posts here within WA :)

But most people, especially in my current generation, use their phones like it is their religion. A huge distraction from productivity that's for certain.
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jth99 Premium
Ditto....
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SAlvarez Premium
Ya, Got me.....:)
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ColtonJames Premium
Haha :P
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DRattlesnake Premium
Great post mate, so inspiring!!
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ColtonJames Premium
:)
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nice
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TrishCiv Premium
Hey Colton, Great advice - not everyone is capable of going at it all at once, though, so for them, def go with the baby steps - it's all about getting a balance in life ;)
The golden nugget here for me was about being original... so true, bcz I think while we are encouraged to "follow the pattern" of others, that doesn't mean that we should be "copying" others' work and in turn suffocating our own inner artist - thankyou Colton - hoping to instil this kind of forward thinking in my children as they grow in this amazing world of opportunity :D
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ColtonJames Premium
Awesome :)

Definitely takes baby steps, "detailed" steps. One thing at a time over a course of many days leads to great things that's for sure :)
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beata001 Premium
Nice Post. Thanks.
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marctko Premium
Very Insightful and Inspiring Colton! I recently also got a sudden burst of motivation again to get something going here at WA . As you said the problem is all the distractions. It's time to let them go! JUST DO IT! lol
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ColtonJames Premium
Get on YouTube and look up Shia Lebouf's JUST DO IT video, you'll enjoy it :)
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marctko Premium
Haha that's where I got it from xD
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Thischick Premium
Great post. I need to quit some things in my life too and become more productive.

If only there weren't so many great things to watch on Youtube. Baby steps...Baby steps
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ColtonJames Premium
Sure, baby steps, but getting rid of the crap is a decision.

Decisions dictate your destiny.

Keep that in mind as you move forward...
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SteveWong Premium
Thanks for your sharing. Awesome stuff !!
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ColtonJames Premium
No prob Steve, love doing it!!
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Lady May Premium
Great headline lol & amazing post, got me gripped for sure :)
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ColtonJames Premium
Hehe :)
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Anewcreature Premium
Great post Colton! Enough to motivate and inspire. Thanks!
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ColtonJames Premium
That's the goal ;)
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JSmith62 Premium
Thumbs up Colton, I really like your style man. :)
Best to your continued success.
Joel
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ColtonJames Premium
Thank you Joel!
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leslie1234 Premium
I love it - thanks so much Colton.
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lindasea Premium
BRAVO! Totally love the image of the Picasson in all of us! Thanks for a fun and encouraging read!

I'm going ot have to keep my eyes out for what else you will creatively bubble to the surface.

Linda
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markstrayer Premium
Wow Colton ...
Content is king and your writing puts You up there with Royalty.
So great bro...

Thanks for the ride!!!
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ColtonJames Premium
Haha thanks man!
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Martstervt Premium
Great exporanious expression.I don't even know what that word means but,"what it is" hey enjoyed!!! Man i've heard the quit topic twice today! Something's cooken. Hey I liked' much;latter dood!

Marty
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dj-drea Premium
Love it Colton, true words of wisdom :)
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TheSamoanGuy Premium
LOVE IT!
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BenEfstathis Premium
Love it, super encouraging man. Haha I 100% thought this was a blog about quitting WA at first.
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ColtonJames Premium
;D
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MarionBlack Premium
Great to read that you're motivated and committed. ~Marion
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RobVallair Premium
Super Blog!!! Will definitely follow some your ideas!
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Anh Premium
Good luck, Colton. I know this could be a very hard process. Since I started developing my online business a month ago, I didn't have time to do other things. Holding a day job, spending time with friends then working on my side project already takes most of my time. The good thing is that I stopped feeling the need to distract myself.

My issue lays mostly in the amount of stress that entails when I have too many things to do and having to learn to manage my time and being patient all over again. I am veering off here, ha ha.

All the best to you.

P.S. I though you meant quitting WA for a second there.
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ColtonJames Premium
Anh,

It is a hard process.

But it is a process that is FAR more rewarding than a day job.

FAR more rewarding than what temporary distractions can provide.

When I started, I was going to college full time, 8am-3:30pm, then I'd have to go work at the local gas station from 4:30pm-11:00pm. 7 days a week I had work, 5 days a week I had school.

That hour in between classes and work was go time, I did as much as I could.

On the weekends, I would force myself into my zone. No distractions. Phone off. It was go time.

After I was able to quit my job (thanks to WA) and after I graduated college, I actually started to relax. Figured I deserved it.

But, no.

There's no time to relax. It's just not worth it, not with what the potential is.

I mean, I take breaks here and there but it's go time, all day every day. I work as if someone is out there trying to take it all away from me, there's someone out there who is trying to take Colton's business away.

I'm not letting that happen.

Growth is now inevitable.

P.S. And yes, I figured that title would catch your guy's attention ;D
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JasonHeard Premium
Very encouraging blog. Thank you... Good work
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ColtonJames Premium
Thank you Jason, lets keep moving forward!!
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ClydeB Premium
Colton you are the man! Congrats and continued good success because you quit! and you started! Great motivational post!
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ColtonJames Premium
Thank you Clyde, I can say the same to you as well, we're doing big things!
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