Act Now, Fix Later. A Journey of 1,000's of Decisions.

Last Update: March 29, 2016



Anyone that has achieved any level of success within the online or offline business world will completely relate to what I am about to talk about. Decisions.

There are many decisions that entrepreneurs have to make in their journey to success. Some very easy ones, some difficult, and sometimes it happens so naturally that you don’t know that you are actually making a decision.

But one thing is in common.

Decisiveness will lead to much quicker success, even if you are WRONG.

It is natural to want to be right all the time, but unfortunately for ALL of us we are human beings and a good percentage of the time we are going to be wrong in our decision making.

Sure, as we become more well versed and knowledgeable in a particular subject, we get better and better at making the right decision. Sometimes you won’t know that right decision, it is purely intuition or it is purely a gamble. That is OK.

You are making a decision to propel you and your business forward, the “inaction” in any business is actually the only way you can stifle progress and stifle your ability to advance your business.

To grow, you must make decisions!

It is BORING to be RIGHT all the time in business.

If you woke up in the morning and you already knew everything you were going to be doing, you knew all of the answers to your the questions that will be demanded of you that day, and you could seamless do your job without hitting any roadblocks, it would be the DREAM right?

Nope.

There is nothing more that drives an entrepreneur than the unknown. What is tomorrow going to hold? It is going to mean failing at something? What am I going to learn? What sort of interactions am I going to have? What sort of improvements or setbacks will I experience with my business?

These are all the unknowns. These are what drive me, these are what drive people that are looking to push their skillset and their knowledge to the next level.

I have Failed 10,000’s of times, I am Willing to Fail 10,000 More.

I know there is the famous quote by Thomas Edison, “I have not failed, I have just found 10,000 ways that will not work.”

That is absolutely the case within business, but the misconception is that you spend a lifetime doing stuff that won’t work until you achieve success. That is simply not the case.

You fail a few times, you succeed a few...you improve, you evolve, and you move forward. Through time you can become incredibly skilled at your craft, within your niche, within your business and it is a matter of time before you become an authority within your space.

As in, you can accomplish this in a matter of a year. People can start viewing YOU as the expert, take your advice, share your information with others, and follow your every move. BUT the interesting part, you are still failing all the time. You are also IMPROVING all the time though, getting better with every misstep and every correct step.

It is true though. I have never thought of failure as a hurdle, the biggest driving force in terms of motivation for myself is not doing enough. Not working hard enough. And complete and utter failure as a result of not accomplishing enough.

I don’t get scared about what the unknown is, I fear that by doing nothing or not working hard enough I will never get the opportunity to discover the unknown.

Get Out of Your “Comfort” Zone.

The biggest suggestion I have to you is to get out of your comfort zone as often as you can. This will mean that you are working within a foreign or very new territory within your business which means that you are improving and expanding your skill set.

If everything you do feels comfortable and normal, then you are likely not pushing yourself hard enough. You are taking the idea of “failure” in many cases and letting it inhibit you from moving forward within your respective business.

If your day to day feels comfortable then it is time to push forward with your business. Do something new, research some new topics, spend some time researching your audience, watch a training video or a live class, test out a new strategy, trying writing 2 posts in a day, do something that takes you outside of that and you will not only move your business in a positive direction, you will learn a lot about yourself.

Your success will be the result of your ability to MAKE decisions, good or bad. :)

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TimothyMoore Premium
That's great advice. I've struggled with making decisions in the past and I can see now what was happening. I wasn't moving forward or even sometimes going backwards because of my indecision.
I still have to work at this on a daily basis but I'm seeing a lot better results now that I do make decisions quicker.
Thanks Kyle.
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TonyD57 Premium
I like setting myself apparently un-attainable goals. Because society places so much value on dollar values these tend to be financial but to achieve these require a growth above where I currently exist. I dream of telling someone who doesn't see the work I do, who thinks I do nothing that I earn $200,000 (as an example), Being told that that is a nice annual income and saying "Oh no that's not a year, that's a month" Wham take that.
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minitrio Premium
I am out of my comfort zone just now and also doing it nearly every day and as often as I can.
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TitaWorks Premium
Thanks for the reminder, Kyle.

Best...
-Netta
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Kyle Premium
No problem Netta! :)
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By being here was a decision its a matter of following it through.
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RBartkowski Premium
Love it. Ready,Fire, Aim philosophy. Something I need constant reminder of. I try to remind myself when I am feeling down or worried or anxious or hopeless about my current situation, that the best cure is to DO SOMETHING re: my internet venture. Anything. Just act. Thanks for this post.
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Kyle Premium
Exactly, that is the philosophy that I have always followed. It leads to far more learning and educating yourself much quicker.

Most people have a tendency to become "book smart" as we are condition to behave this way when learning anything from school, when in reality it is the application of anything where the real learning takes place.
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RBartkowski Premium
I will never knock academics but I feel that the more "book learned" someone becomes they tend to have the tendency to plan, plan, research and plan instead of getting out there, screwing up, adjusting, screwing up again, adjusting and becoming successful. I'm in the screwing up phase now in the sense that I'm acting and adjusting but personally (and again this is not a knock on schooling of any kind, including WA) but the material is only golden to you if you apply it. Totally agree. Thx again for the post. Very true stuff.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, absolutely. That is why I am always fearful of those that think they know everything because of their education, not their actual applied knowledge.

After attending post secondary education, I felt inadequate still (and I was in a very applied based computer science course), I can only imagine what the cram and test environment is creating.

That is why we have taken the approach here that folks and truly earn while they learn.
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mwerth Premium
Exactley what i need to read !
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najeep19 Premium
This is a great post Kyle! Definitely exactly what I needed as I just made the decision that I will be successful at any and all costs!
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DougAtkinson Premium
Great advice Kyle. Thank you very much.
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Fortu Premium
You are speaking to me. I struggle a lot with failure. Its time to embrace the experience and learn as I go along
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coachmacon1 Premium
Bravo! Well Said!
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cyd02 Premium
great encouragement!
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Surfdude123 Premium
There's a ryhme and reason behind everything. Once I completed electrical school after four years the light bulb turned on so to speak. This is no different but some will be content to chat about everything, others will take action. It really is up to the individual to implement all the steps necessary with no deviation. Those who do will succeed, those who don't will walk away jaded. It's that simple.
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Anh-Ho Premium
Well said, friend! "..who do will succeed", it's so true.
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mariasketch Premium
I hate being in the "comfort zone" because it means I'm not progressing!"You are only confined by the walls you build yourself!"
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Anh-Ho Premium
Yup. As we take action, there may be times that we fail, but there are some we succeed as well. But doing nothing means that we have no chance at all.
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RichyZoeh Premium
Love this! precise and straight to the point. Thanks Kyle.
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Kyle Premium
So glad you enjoyed this Wilma!
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This article hit the nail on the head for me. My lack of confidence with computers does not help, but the comment by Thomas Edison certainly has me thinking in a different way about failing.
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Kyle Premium
What is the worst that can happen if you make a mistake? You fix it?

Really the, the only fear you should have is inaction because it is the quickest way to failure. If nobody make mistakes (and lots of them), we would still be living in caves.
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Angelxo Premium
This is great advice! Thank you! I hesitate a lot when it comes to decisions in an area that I am not familiar in. And I notice I get stuck a lot. This is a good reminder to keep pushing through it if I want to make progress. Thanks again!
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Kyle Premium
Exactly, keep pushing through it. :)
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QYTan Premium
We all must make a decision for anything. A decision to move forward or the other way around. A decision to choose what right from wrong. A decision to be able just to do it. Nice advice, Kyle. Thank you for sharing with us.
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Kyle Premium
A decision not to do anything at all is also a decision, but the worst one (typically) in business. When you are learning something new, the greatest education is the "applied" knowledge you gain when you take action on what you learn.

That is the same with the online business world. Take action and do so regularly, brilliant things can and will happen.
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scyphers Premium
Well this came at a good time, I am starting a new blog site and it seems that most everything I knew (or thought I did) has changed, so I am starting over. So my question now is, what is the best way to drive traffic to my new site?
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HowardJaros Premium
Visit Magistudios page and check out Jay's article, "Jay's 10 Step Process on Getting Content to Rank." I think what you are looking for is there!
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Chrissies Premium
Such good advice, many thanks Kyle :)
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verazhelvis Premium
What a timely post.. A must-read for all procrastinators...Right today I was in the like mood and I wrote my first blog post without any preparatory period, which has always been a habit with me...I think that WA cures me from procrastination.. What is procrastination, after all? A hidden fear to do something wrong... And in this friendly environment there is no room for fears...
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Dreamer56 Premium
Well said Vera.
Tim
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DianneBee Premium
I came back to read this again today. I changed tactics recently to write a good post and publish it, even if it's under 500 words. Then I go back and expand upon it within a few days...otherwise I agonize over writing more than 1000 words for days, and don't publish anything. We'll see how that works...
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RushingBee Premium
I've been struggling with this for a long time, but I don't know what to do to get out of it. Sure you can say 'I'll just do something' but that's easier said than done. I guess it doesn't help that I might be the most indecisive person on the planet.
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verazhelvis Premium
Just start doing what you really like.. passion will drive you..:).
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DianneBee Premium
RushingBee - If you follow the training you'll stay on track. You do as you go, which really helps.
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Shawn Martin Premium
Well said Kyle, thanks!
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SirAvery Premium
Oh, yes! Thank you! I'm pumped!
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Epalanga Premium
exactly Kyle!

So true
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johnmcge972 Premium
Watched a movie, on Netflix, I forget the name, where a girl woke up in the morning, went through the day making bad decisions and regretting it. She went to bed got up the next day and everything was identical, she did everything the same, met all the same people, made all the same bad decisions again, day after day, after day, after day, until she could anticipate what was going to happen, before it happened, waited for it to happen, watched it happen again and again and again, without changed anything. Finally she realized she was getting the opportunity to change some of her bad decisions. Since she knew what was going to happen, she waited, watched it happen and continued on her way avoiding all the bad decisions, without changing anything. Finally she figured it out she was given the chance to change one of her decisions, for that day and the result was better. The point is we can not change a wrong decision, just have to look for the good part of that decision. Like the guy, who invented Post-its. He was looking for a new type of glue, but it never really stuck anything together. Then there was some glue residue left on a piece of scrap paper, which he used for a book marker, when he removed it, it had stuck, but did not stick tight, just enough, not to move, until you removed it. Not only that, but it left no residue to damage what it stuck to, hence the Sticky note!
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suetay Premium
Righto, Kyle... I hear you... :)
Sometimes indecisiveness by others is one of those things that gets at me so thank you for this reminder of not falling into the trap of indecision and inaction.
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Surfdude123 Premium
If I can write one post a day and comment on others work then I dont see how I can fail. Even if I make not one dime on my website at least I tried and stayed consistent. The only way you could fail is if you say you are going to do or (doing) but take no action. I made that promise to myself three months ago on here and have stayed consistent. Sure it takes me out of my (retired) comfort mode but it's paying off already. I've made 9 cents on my Chitika ads! Lol
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DianneBee Premium
That's a good plan!
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JavierLopez Premium
Awesome post! Your worst enemy is procrastination which is avoidance of decision making. What I've already learned here is that moving forward with what you have in front of you is always better than waiting for the perfect opportunity, the perfect niche, the perfect domain name... you get the idea.
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GregAyers Premium
Good stuff really helped me if you don't stretch you won't grow.If you don't fail you will not appreciate your successes.Thanks for this
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CindyMosher Premium
Great article. This made me decide that I'm making the decision on what to call my site tonight, whether I pick the best name or not. Thank you.
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Keith10 Premium
This was really helpful, I've been fannying around fo some time over a decision then I read this and hey presto - decision made. Thanks
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SuphatPasree Premium
:-)
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roses15 Premium
I love how the mentality of being an entrepreneur has evolved. Years ago when I went into business as an owner and being a woman; it was not common or comfortable grounds. We had to work hard to prove our worth and I felt we were expected to be perfect. I believe in working hard and I like the fact of being able to be genuine. Transparent as they say today :) because this has always been who I am. It is no fun trying to be perfect and flaws can be conquered and add natural beauty :) Great write up Kyle, thank you for sharing!
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Surfdude123 Premium
If I failed 10,000 times I would spose I'd be dead from old age by the time I failed 10,001 times.
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Ken-Pringle Premium
If Thomas Edison had felt that way we would all be living in the dark.
I believe I have failed at least 10,001 times and doing quite well.
Still alive and a young man at that.
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Surfdude123 Premium
It was a joke. And having worked as a commercial electrician for 13 years I understand how to not only turn on the lights but how to install almost every facet of electrical work. But as an electrical apprentice you can only fail so much.....there comes a point when some people just can't grasp certain concepts. Failure in that case is not an option especially if the training was provided. Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
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DIAB Premium
Thank you, Kyle. Always good in motivating us.
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DeniseOlsen5 Premium
Thanks Kyle! Inspiring and motivation! I like the quote that he didn't fail he just found 10,000 different ways that didn't work. I think that is almost a better way to look at it than that we failed. Makes it seem a little more positive. But in failing we learn, which is good. I know that I want to be successful at this and need to make sure I am doing just that.
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katzee Premium
Hi Kyle
Thanks for reminding us what it takes to become successful. I can so relate to what you are saying and realize it is time to square up my shoulders and get right out of that comfort zone. As you get older, you tend to head for the comfortable and the familiar, but that is the way backwards, not forwards. I hereby pledge to always be tackling or working on something new, going forwards.
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CamelTan Premium
Inspired, motivated and encouraged. My most hindering comfort zone is my full time job. It is disrupting my progress here and I'm seriously considering resignation.
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MrsKiersten Premium
They can be so hard to give up! It can be so comforting to know exactly what to expect every day and every pay period. I haven't gotten to a point where I could even consider leaving my current job, but I would imagine it would be a tough decision.
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Surfdude123 Premium
Lol. Sorry dont mean to laugh but that was a classic statement!
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MartynDan Premium
Your inspiration is a masterpiece...unfortunately only just located in my spam folder...but Kyle I have to say...you truly are a great encouragement to us all. The time you must have spent building all these articles and training, your wife must also be an amazing girl because I am sure she must have felt a little neglected as you poured yourself out into this venture?
I am only glad that at least you must be enjoying the rewards now and I pray that my endurance will be able to lead me to a similar place...
Thank you again for spending the time... God Bless..
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dmarks2061 Premium
I hereby give up all my comfort zones!
(Well, maybe not ALL of them . . . :)
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maxxlife Premium
Wou, what a good inspiration article..you are rite, do something new every day, step out comfort zone. I have been stop for posting for about a month after signing up 3 month.. But this article make me awake again. Now it's time to get work started again..thanks

Maxx
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MartynDan Premium
Perservere Maxx... Kyle has put into this with so much...you even just owe it to him to be successful...and I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy the rewards a while down the road... Enjoy..
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Lana1 Premium
Thanks...That was a great article. I actually wrote about comfort zones recently and you are totally spot on. There is no growth in the comfort zone.
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ElizabethR15 Premium
Thanks, Kyle. Making decisions is so very important. In order to try new things we all have to learn to take risks. Thanks for your advice!
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MartynDan Premium
Risks make us stronger and close another door of doubt...
Grow for it, Elizabeth!!
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RonAlderman Premium
Chugging along making decisions. Maybe not right ones but making them non the less.
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SadieChan Premium
Great Article, Kyle. Making decision seems to be a weakness in me. Why? Fear of making the wrong decision. Just have to overcome that! Regards Sadie.
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Suzanne-SB Premium
good article...sometimes if I think too hard I end up frozen! I try to maintain the attitude 'Good Enough' and 'Doing the Best I Can at This Present Moment' these seem to help me move out of perfectionist mode.
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judebanks Premium
I definitely need to get out of my comfort zone more often. It's a an effective way to expand our skills and capabilities.

I find the most effective type of action to take is 'inspired' action. That always yields results. But waiting for inspiration is not the answer. Making mistakes can be the fuel for inspiration - so yes, feel the fear and do it anyway. Great post, Kyle.

~Jude
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Priyesh1987 Premium
Excellent Post Kyle. Thanks for the reminder. I really need to push myself harder!!
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KyraMenelik1 Premium
I am so out of my comfort zone. I guess that's not so bad.
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KayGee65 Premium
So true. Don't stay in neutral - get in gear
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autumn56 Premium
I think that is something very important for people to remember. Indecisiveness or thinking too hard about something normally can bring people to a complete stop and then nothing gets done. Whether the decision was right or wrong it is always a learning experience and will help with decision making in the future. So the more you mess up or succeed the better your decisions will get!
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Jaata Premium
Thanks for the read. I'll have to reread it again
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JeffL61 Premium
Outstanding info as usual, Kyle! Thanks for sharing it out to those who chose to read this excellent article!
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Pios2012 Premium
Presently I am stuck. Is it because of my age. Being lazy most of the time.
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks Kyle for this great information. My comfort zone has caused me a lot of discomfort over past months. I've now moved away from being comfortable and I trust this move will bring me some level of success.
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Thanks Kyle..great info
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DarleneB Premium
Awesome advice & great motivation. Thanks, Kyle.
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pribs Premium
Lol, just published my blog post for this month over this exact same topic, then saw yours. Greeeeaat.
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Kyle Premium
Great minds think alike, what can you say?! I am sure you are going to offer your own unique spin on things and awesome personal insights, heading over to your blog to check it out. :)
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Freedomseekr Premium
Very true Kyle! Pushing yourself out of that comfort zone is the only way to keep improving.

I read somewhere, sorry I can't remember where, that if choosing a certain action seems uncomfortable or even frightening to do, it's what we should be doing...it's what will move us forward.

This is a great reminder to keep doing something, whether right or wrong...at least this way we learn what works and what doesn't.

Thanks for sharing the inspiration!
Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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mehong8 Premium
Yes, Kyle, I have failed many times and looses a small fortune on online business, until my family laugh at me, and told me, I am too old to do this business, they are for the younger generation and not for the oldies. I told them Edison fail more than 1,000 times, and he never said, can never do, and he succeeded his invention of the electric bulb, so can I succeed on my online business. Yes, when you are 66 everybody think you are an old man, but I told them I am only trap inside an old body. I want to learn and earn with wa.
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Muule Premium
Thanks, Kyle!
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Success and failure are like two sides of a coin. To know true success one should taste both. 'Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor,' Truman Capote.
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laurieP Premium
Thanks, every new thing anyone tries to do is is nerve wrecking and rewarding, starting a new website or learning to ride a bike. Let's all keep trying something new, out of our comfortable zone.
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Kyle Premium
I have a friend that never learned how to swim. He is an adult now in his mid 30's and he says, "I CAN'T swim". The crazy part is as a 3 year old, you never hear this out of a kids mouth. They say I CAN swim.

That is the difference here, as we mature we feel that new stuff is impossible, when in reality it is just a matter of doing and being able to embrace the idea that we don't know how to do it now, but we will learn how to do it. That is, stepping out of the comfort zone!
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PJonline Premium
Thank you for the motivation. Time to push myself...
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dickw Premium
Thanks Kyle. This is a fine motivator. Seems like it all boils down to taking action. All the words and goals are nothing without action. I like Henry Ford's comment. If you think you can or can't you are right.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah,I love that comment. As we age, can't definitely leaks into our dictionary much more than can does.

We need to all reclaim the CAN...if someone can figure out how to fly to the moon, they everyone should be able to figure out how to create a successful business online! And yeah, they CAN!
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RTejeda Premium
That's true, my success will be the result of my decisions, good or bad. Zero analysis paralysis, move forward every day. if the decision is wrong, I have to change course, but not the goal.
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Fgonzaga Premium
Kyle, thanks for the inspiration. Yes, I was told that often times failure leads to success. Regards, Fred
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MKearns Premium
Don't forget to check Wikipedia. There is a wealth of facts in that "forgotten" search tool. Beyond that plain internet searches in any niche of interest should lead to a plentiful number of links.
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dollyS Premium
Thank you for Uplifting and Encouraging Advice.
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Sage advice!
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SueEllis1 Premium
Thanks for the words of encouragement Kyle, must keep on track and attend to your website on a daily basis, even if it is for just a few minutes everyday..........I am hoping diligence pays off.
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cutt2242 Premium
Going forward is something I need to do.and get out of my comfort zone thanks
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LyndiM Premium
So true, the only really wrong decision is to not make a decision, or do nothing!
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JeffBoivin Premium
It is so true ! Make a decision Good or Bad, check the results, then adapt the new strategy. I love it ! Cheers, Jeff
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Rich908 Premium
There is nothing wrong with failing - I failed lots of of times but that did not stop me from obtaining my Bachelors Degree in Sociology, Political Science and German at 67.

I have that same attitude with Internet Marketing and I know that very soon I will see the positive results. Never ever give up on your dreams just because of a few set backs. My own quote:

"Failure is Success in Reverse"
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Kyle Premium
Wow, you should be proud of your accomplishments. If you can do that at 67, building a business online is going to be a sure thing for you. ;)
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terrycarroll Premium
Hi Rich
I'm guessing that you got your degree maybe a couple of years ago, which would now put you nearer to 70, which is my age.
I still get motivated big time, given the right buttons to press! So it is great for me to see that someone else (I am sure there are many others) also has the same attitude to life at 70 (ish) that I know I have always had - and still do.
I wish you all success in this venture and I hope we grow (really) old in mutual satisfaction with our efforts
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Rich908 Premium
I graduated at NUIG Galway 2014. My age had nothing to do with it - but my focus and determination helped, and all I could see was me holding my degree. I have shed all old those old limiting beliefs.That day was special and put me on a high.
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terrycarroll Premium
Glad to hear it Rich! Hope to have more interaction with you going forward
Best wishes
Terry
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FrankT1 Premium
It is not so much that you are doing something right or wrong it is the fact that you are doing something at all.
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Kyle Premium
Exactly, something that we ALL have in us when we are younger but many of us lose as we get older. Status quo becomes the norm, doing what you are told and nothing beyond becomes the norm, no incentive to reach beyond becomes the norm.

It doesn't have to be and shouldn't have to be this way.
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FrankT1 Premium
Absolutely!
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Jim-Bo Premium
He who makes no mistakes makes nothing!
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Esnyder86 Premium
Truer words were never said, kudos kyle.
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jallen4 Premium
Well said and very true. Thanks Kyle
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Pio Premium
Thanks Kyle. A very timely motivation for me!
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AchuthanN1 Premium
I enjoyed that post. You are right, it is important to get out of the comfort zone as often as we can to see any kind of results.
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carllio Premium
Your motivational words of wisdom are to be considered by anyone who wants to be successful. Thank you!
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Dinh Premium
I don't have problem with making decisions. It's more to do with execution and follow through for me.
Pushing forward out of your comfort is something I need to do!
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Hit the nail on the head Kyle...love it
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MUY INTERESANTE KYLE

MUY BUEN MENSAJE PARA REFLEXIONAR Y APRENDER....
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Loann Premium
Love this post. I think this is a big problem i have: indecisiveness. Choice is suppose to be a good thing but I see so many options and have so many choices that i'm paralyzed and cannot decide which one is the best. Your advice to just take action and choose one and learn from any wrongs or mistakes is the best way. That way at least I will learn something, whereas not making a decision will gain me nothing!
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lynnimaus Premium
How very special is that,that's why I'm here.'Take care of the Big things the small ones will take care of themselves"
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Chrissies Premium
Thats really great advice Kyle, thank you again,I'm really not in my comfort zone at the moment, so maybe I'm doing something right!!!
As teacher I would always tell my pupils not to worry if they failed at something because they could always learn something of value from that failure, so it is never just failure but part of the route to success.
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LaJackie Premium
Love it! this was very informative and inspiring to me!
Thank you Kyle! :)
LaJackie
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Kit-Wealth Premium
Yes, it's so right!
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NaomiS Premium
Absolutely agree with you, Kyle. To decide and to take an action is very important even we may fail. And I believe we still can learn from the failure. So there is nothing waste. It is sadder to regret from doing nothing than from doing something and fail.
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kiliwia62 Premium
Online Marketing is an adventure for me. Getting into the unknown certainly can be scary sometimes, no doubt.
But at the same time it is also very exciting and learning every day something new is awesome too.
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Kyle Premium
Anything NEW you do is the unknown, there is nothing scary about it. You should embrace it and be excited about it, you are going to be learning something brand new. :)
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karell Premium
Thanks, Kyle, I think this information is very important and educational. We should be more careful not to fail.
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JoaquinD Premium
Great piece of advice. We are here to succeed and not fail but failure makes us. Action takes us and those decisions make us. It’s like we can do it if we want, but we have to push to get there. Action to succeed is my drive to write more and more these days and learn from my decisions going forward.

Thank you Kyle,
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MrsKiersten Premium
This is great advice. I've spent a lot of time as a software developer and found that companies would never release software if they all waited for it to be 100% perfect and bug-free. At some point, the product has to get out the door or else there is no business.
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Kyle Premium
No software is bug free. This is actually a very good comparison as we are a software company and there are 100's of mistakes that are made in the overall development lifecycle, refining your software towards perfection (which is impossible).

We have a very large team that has been working on WA for the last 11 years straight and we still have bugs popping up all the time. Part of the business, part of getting better and it is actually something that is frustrating at the time, but it leads to a better application when you are able to find and fix these.
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tomtitty006 Premium
Thank you.
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BettyU Premium
Thanks Kyle. Great article there...
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LindaSMcRae Premium
Great post-Kyle, and so very true! Being in business means taking risks, putting it out there! Best of Luck! Linda
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Kyle Premium
More often than not it isn't even a risk, it is simply the act of taking action. :)
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KarenDemers Premium
I don't know if you have ever seen the TV show "Shark Tank" but one of the sharks always tells a struggling entrepreneur "Failure is the fuel for success.".
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, I have seen that. It is so true and it has almost become cliche, but it is imperative to success to be able to fail. If you are not failing, you simply are not doing anything.
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true that, we can never always be on the right and we lov e new challenges in life
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Kyle Premium
Very true, nobody is always right (and those that pretend to be are REALLY annoying lol).
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KennethL1 Premium
Yes I totally agree, most people are complaining about their jobs and say that they dream of a career in which they are their own boss and blablabla but continue doing the same day after day without taking any action to change their situation. It drives me crazy sometimes to hear such people talking.

Thank you Kyle for sharing this incredible post !
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, you can't complain if you are doing the same thing over and over on an day in, day out basis. If you are pushing the envelope in terms of your productivity and in terms of your value to a company, yes you can experience growth and it can be a path to great things.

Within the online space, doing the same thing day in day out, will lead to minimal growth, if any...personally, educationally, and financially.
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mchao728 Premium
This is truth. In all aspects, business, or not, I could not agree with this more. Making a decision, successful, or not, brings change which can open up new opportunities which means more chances at potentially successes.

Cheers
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mywealthy123 Premium
Just the gentle "kick in the booty" I needed, I over think and then barely get anything done.....I have a renewed sense of getting going and my approach will be much different...
Thank you!
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SusanAL Premium
Great post, important things to think about. About failure or mistakes, they sure are the best "tools" for learning.
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely, they are great learning tools. In fact, the best.
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rexnunn Premium
The worst thing a person can do is stay at the same dead-end job for 10, 20, or 30 years without changing. Corporate America teaches you the exact opposite of what it takes to be an entrepreneur. It is easy to become hypnotized by the idea of job security and settling for less. It took me a while to break the spell I was under. But now things are getting better here at WA.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, but it happens quite easily because it is comfortable. You wake up at the same time every day, you pack your lunch, you know what is going to be expected of you, you do the same (or very similar thing), you go home.

Repeat.

You're expectations cannot be high if you are not pushing yourself to improve and are comfortable, either in the employment world or in your own business.
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rexnunn Premium
Yeah, getting laid off due to outsourcing jobs to Mexico is like a kick in the seat of the pants! The perception that there is a "Comfort Zone" is an illusion in people's minds. It is human nature to rationalize and to make excuses but one day I looked in the mirror and realized there was no one to blame but myself. Some people never get to that point and blame everything else and the economy or whatever. The pain of unemployment is what finally motivated me to get moving with WA.
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Battersea Premium
I couldn't agree more. Stop agonizing, make a decision and move on.
If you are not failing then you are not pushing the boundaries.
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MyJobKiller Premium
Great Post Kyle !
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Missa3 Premium
Rather invigorating!

I think that's where a lot of my time goes. I always want to do it right and so I don't jump in with both feet I spent a lot (I think too much) of time researching to be sure it's the right thing to do or the right thing to buy etc.

Here's to taking that needed step outside my comfort zone.

~ Debra
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scyphers Premium
I myself do this a hundred times a day, I am an "over thinker" that is bad, because after time, I get bored, never finishing, and move to the next shinny object! My saying is "I'll get back to that" well.. I'm not back yet!
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Kyle Premium
My question is, how do you know you are going to be doing it correct unless you have already done it correct? And even after that, what if there is a better way.

You might be correct, but there could be a much faster, more efficient way...and you will only learn that by trying something completely different and embracing the idea that your new "test" could ultimately fail.
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PMishra Premium
Great post Kyle. That bit about the Edison quote is super. Thanks.
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RachelRyan1 Premium
Great advice!! I tend to get stuck overthinking things when I need to just make a decision and move forward! Thanks for the reminder.
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theresroth Premium
Thank you, Kyle, for reminding me of this!
The human spirit is such a jumpy thing and needs to get out of that comfort zone, so it doesn't have so much time to jump around!:-):-):-)
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, I think we are built to do many different things. There is nothing more exciting than not knowing what your day tomorrow is going to bring in terms of new education and evolvement.
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AllenWill Premium
Thanks Kyle! This was right on time for me. Confirmation!
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Gadget510 Premium
I appreciate this Kyle. I am at this point but I refuse to give up. I have more learning to do and will watch the more advance tutorials and do the affiliate bootcamp. Writing content each day has to be done as I want the practice and to learn from my mistakes. I appreciate WA and this community!

Angie
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nazarethpope Premium
Thanks for that Kyle, thats exactly where I am right now,so I decided to just take the day and commit it to learning more about the most prevalent obstacle in front of me right now, I judge that if I educate my self on the matter at hand, I will overcome it.

Naz
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rolfkb Premium
Thank you for sharing - I didn't know that YOU made mistakes...lol

Joke aside, here is my current situation after more than 3 months ar WA.

I am currently struggling to keep up, not because I am not making decisions, but because my research take too long and my writing of posts take forever, since I rewrite each post at least 5 times if not more. Therefore my content is not increasing as quickly as I want, but I don't know what to do about it either.

I have lately started to find ideas to write about in trade journals, newspapers and even announcements. That give me a lot if potential material. Then I need to find the facts about each before I write, and then the writing process where I sometimes spend hours on a sentence because I cannot get it to sound right.

Maybe this is because English is not my mother tongue?

Well there you have it, I seem to make decisions but these decisions don't bring me forward in any major manner.

And I don't have writers block either...

Regards
rolfkb
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KatieMac Premium
this is a bit lengthy however it may just help you out
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JennyMiller Premium
Wise words.
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joyweb Premium
A BIG challenge.
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Kerezsi Premium
You are right I like your blog Laszlo
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E-Udoh Premium
I love that quote by Mr. Edison. Kyle you're so right and this is what I need. Being able to make a decision and move on and to get out of my comfort zone". I am listening to Napoleon Hill’s recordings “think and grow rich” and one of the lessons mentions that being indecisive can lead to failure. I, without a doubt have to learn/practice how to make decisions fast. Thank you. It may take me some time but I will get there.
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The-Fran Premium
Fantastic—sweated wisdom, born from doing and discovering, being snake bitten and resuscitated. I love how you think, Kyle.
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Jpowell1278 Premium
Thank you for this. Some really good advise.
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asdaddagmail Premium
100%
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SGerot Premium
Thanks Kyle!
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dairy16 Premium
Hi Kyle that was an inspiring one. life consists of decisions to be made if we don't make our decisions no one could do it for us. A Helping hand like "WA" in making decisions is one of great value Thank you Kyle. again Thank you
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rputta32 Premium
Fabulous and Phenomenal Kyle. Every word in this article is a Diamond. Thank You Very Much for sharing such an Awesome Article.
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Cirian Premium
Good advice Kyle and words to live by.
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Tuze Premium
Constant change and new challenges have been part of my life and I highly recommend it to anyone. It's unlikely now that we'll ever be rich, but boy have we lived! None of it would have happened if we'd been content to follow the corporate path towards a comfortable retirement.

Kyle's so right - nothing concentrates the mind more than new situations, new challenges, and a certain amount of discomfort!

Now I must get back to mastering blogeration .....
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kebennett Premium
Wow I must really be doing something right...I am SO out of my comfort zone!
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Luv2travel Premium
All good stuff, we have them every day for sure decisions and choices, I choose to do this I choose to do that, but the best I have made is with my wife is to be involved with WA, her web site is active , darn best decision we have made.
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Ridefree850 Premium
Needed to have reminder to get out of my comfort zone, Thanks!
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KarenDemers Premium
Thanks for writing something I think we all needed to hear. Unfortunately, too many people just quit after they fail at something. Imagine where we'd all be if you and Carson just quit after your first failure?
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gappleby Premium
Good article, Kyle...because it's very true and very crucial.

BTW, indecision is itself a decision, isn't it? It's a decision to stay put, not to grow, not to move forward, not to try. It's a decision that you've deemed yourself not worthy...don't know enough, aren't experienced enough. And how do we get that experience?...by making daily decisions and acting on them. By failing and fixing.

You won't break the internet. You won't go broke. You won't humiliate yourself. You'll just make a few missteps, in order to figure out the right steps, and keep moving forward in the process.

Kyle is right...for the entrepreneur, the only legitimate fear is the fear of not doing enough and not trying enough. All the rest of our fears are pretty much bogus.

Gordon
An Entrepreneur
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Yes Gordon, the only fear that is real is the fear of fear itself.
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greenbrierwv Premium
Wow---I like this! Such truth in these valuable words. Indeed, failure is one of the best teachers, and those who embrace it, aren't afraid of it, will be the true learners and winners. Thanks for sharing this, Kyle!
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Sheila50 Premium
Kyle,
Since coming to WA, I have stepped out of my comfort zone many times and each time it is not as scary as I thought it would be. I know the only way to succeed is to take more chances and, of course, I will fail at some and maybe not others.
The hardest part is to find what works for me and keep working at that so I can continue to succeed.
Thanks for the post and always love your inspiration you spread to the community.
Sheila
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CBridgeman Premium
I agree with your blog wholeheartedly.Having failed ,it could be a thousand times does not may make one a failure,eventhough that's what a lot of people think.As long as one is committed to persevere it is a matter of time before success/wealth comes.,but you cant'be a quitter.It'ok to fail and keep trying but quitting is not an option.
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CBridgeman Premium
Thanks Kyle ,very encouraging.It helps us to keep our focus and to know that what we're experiencing now has been the testament of many who have been through the same thing.
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GotHealth Premium
Love the quote by Edison. Good to remember that if we don't have failures how are we to know the successes. Thanks Kyle.
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DHo Premium
Hey Kyle! It's a good reminder! Thanks.
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CrystalMikey Premium
Wow! This post is right on! Thanks, Kyle!
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preciousns Premium
This is just a good, motivating and inspiring blog post. Thank you for sharing that with us kyle! I especially like the Thomas Edison quote, great choice!
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freedom1207 Premium
Of all the things I've learned at WA, Kyle, moving out of my comfort zone is at the top of the list.
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JohnLevings Premium
Thanks Kyle! I am guilty of being afraid to make a decision.
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GWaldron Premium
Hey Kyle. This a very needed blog post.Decisions must be made. I like the "Decide then fix it" idea.
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Ken-Pringle Premium
There is nothing that drives an entrepreneur more than the unknown.
I like that and it is so very true. My wife and I just had this conversation yesterday. She asked me "how do you know when
it is a good decision?" I replied when I see the results.
Not making decisions will stagnate your growth and your business.

Always conduct your due diligence when you can.
There will be times when there is no time, only a do or do not.
Do not be afraid, the only time you can fail is when you quit.
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SPapp Premium
Thank you Kyle, really needed this. Needed the reminder from Thomas Edison. Have a great day.
Sheila
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TinaDanyluk Premium
Thank you Kyle. Awesome blog. Makes me want to push ahead to find out what the unknown future holds. I've only been with WA for a very short period, okay 5 ish days, and already I've seen the value of the work being done for everyone. WA is proving to be a very wonderful place to have found. Thanx again for the great read, and the little nudging to keep on trudging. :)
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RogerHumbke Premium
As a teacher in an earlier life I made an unbelievable number of mistakes, as did my students. When my attitude towards mistakes changed and I started calling myself and everyone else in the school learners - learning not took place. Your are article says it all. Keep them coming.
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mjdimarco Premium
My father-in-law had the same advice and it has served me well: When you need to make a decision; in almost every case if it is wrong you can correct it.
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speedking Premium
Thanks for sharing the above with us Kyle..........in the words of that very well known and successful entrepreneur Richard Branson "Just do it!" and I think the keyword here especially for us newbie's would be - To get out of our comfort zones - and just do it!, Take care, Johan.
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FreedomRx Premium
I concur
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cprosser Premium
Good points all and good advice not to get into "analysis paralysis"!
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jimcarlsen65 Premium
We listen to your advice because, as you said, we look at you as a leader, someone who knows the facts. I understand how that comes about. I have ventured into several undertakings in my lifetime knowing nothing about them when I started. But alas, one day you realize that you are now one of the ones who know, and can teach others. I only hope it works that way with WA, and it comes soon. Thanks Kyle.
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Megastar Premium
Hi Kyle, thanks for the advice! It was the most needed to come at right time for me. I was going around in circles not knowing what to attempt first and settled into a comfort zone of doing a routine without any progress.
Well your blog is an eye opener and I have resolved to step out of my comfort zone and make progress whether right or wrong!
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Lorac Premium
All very true! People can tend to resist change, but it's the only way to grow and evolve.
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GApt Premium
Thanks Kyle, I needed to read that.
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tjohnson46 Premium
Thanks Kyle
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CaniceO Premium
Thanks a lot Kyle
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PSheridan Premium
Thanks Kyle - you are right better to have failed trying than not have tried at all. Its a new day - so new ideas and new strengths and new thoughts.
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Haymanc75 Premium
Thanks Kyle! This is TOTALLY what I NEEDED to hear today :-)
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Shermax123 Premium
The most important decision we have to make is the decision to work hard at whatever we decide to do
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Awolin Premium
Thanks Kyle
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myoun4652 Premium
This is true. Whenever I have felt the most improvement was getting out of my zone. Whether it is singing before an audience or public speaking they seem daunting at first. But with time and repetition you can become successful and slay the beast.
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DELJAR Premium
I believe that I am doing the right thing now, taking small steps one at a time because I believe in the saying, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step". We need to get out of our comfort zones and take the risks to experience greater things in life. Thank you, Kyle, for this encouraging post.
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Doug13 Premium
That's exactly how I feel about trying to learn the WA system, due to my lack of technological skills, but I continue to push on!
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BOmanyo Premium
Hey Kyle, do you ever reply to the private messages or do I have to make my issue as public as these discussions? These are some of those failure issues that annoy.
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Aspiring Premium
I'm sure it's just a case of having mega amounts of private messages to get through. How long have you been waiting for a reply?
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NCHikergal Premium
This is a really good article and so very true!
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BOmanyo Premium
I have failed so many times but why have I not gotten used to it? Am always sweating when I think of failing again. I HATE,HATE, HATE the feeling.... Even now feel like I have failed to say it right.
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Onespirit Premium
You can not be failure minded, you may try to focus on the journey. Put together an action plan of what it will take to reach your goals, then every day prioritize a list of tasks you need to complete, and do it. If you get stuck, there is plenty of support. Through failure i've been able to develop a concentrated skill set. I know my strengths and weaknesses, and focus on strengths and try to partner with someone who is strong where I am weak. You can plan your way out of a rut of failure if you understand the value of resources, and people.
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cosmicradio Premium
Thanks for the Blog, Kyle! Just Take the Plunge-Dive in. I saw a cool Amy Poehler quote recently: "There's Power in Looking Silly, and Not Caring That You Do." Silly will pass-We all do it occasionally! We can't be immobilized by fear and other Negative Emotions.
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AriefWibowo Premium
Thanks. This is exactly what I need.
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Athertoes Premium
The getting out of your comfort zone part reminds me of a quote. "If you want something you have never had. You'll have to do something you have never done." - JD Houston
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RoopeshG Premium
Thanks for the inspiration. I needed a good dose of it and it came at the perfect time.
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Miren Premium
Thank you Kyle for this post, I completely agree with everything you said!
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NRosales Premium
Kyle, what an awesome and encouraging post, I completely agree with you, nobody wakes up one morning that what they are doing are completely perfect, it is not the way on how to achieve success, scientist are all good, they are failing and from failure they learn on how to correct it, they learn on how to get perfection but still failure cannot be avoided, but they learn how to decide which is which and which is what, and I do think in what we are doing, we do need to take all the steps and follow the leader, work hard and never give up until we learn that all our decisions are in the right direction. GREAT POST !!!.
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PLowrey Premium
Great post, I have always been someone who likes to step out of the square and follow your instinct. Enjoyed your post
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kevinmj Premium
Awesome post Kyle. "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." ~ Dr Wayne Dyer
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DLansing Premium
Thanks for sharing your powerful word of wisdom Kyle!
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HProudfoot Premium
Great info and chat thanks Kyle.
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AnthonyMLM Premium
Kyle what a inspiring post, That exactly what I had to do " Get out of my comfort zone and just go for it..Thank kyle
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Dfoxmd1215 Premium
These are wise words. I plan to use these ideas today. The journey is what is most important not the end point. Most of the time when we get to the place we thought we wanted to be or to achieve we are disappointed. Deep with in ourselves is the yearning to seek more, share our experiences with one another, and try new things. My pledge is to try one new thing today and as often as I can.
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Anh Premium
Kyle,

Inspirational! Just what I need at the moment as I keep postponing to publish a post. It's about time to stop trying to perfect it and kick the tire already.

In the months I work on my business there were a lot of times I pushed my limits to contact the best minds in the field, to ask them to share posts, to honestly look at my business and take another turn when my strategies are not working.

There are things though that I've yet to overcome. Sometimes, it's trivial stuffs like asking questions I though silly (and read the answers) or interact more with others in the community.

This post makes me realize the decisions I am dodging from making. I once read from affiliate marketer, Charles Ngo: "Do you want to succeed twice as fast? Fail twice as fast."

Stay awesome,
Anh
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WealthyAthar Premium
So nice blog inspire many here including myself Thanks
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wanjigin Premium
Thank you Kyle! Very true and this approach seems to work as you can always tweak with time to achieve the desired results! Thanks for sharing!
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NORZ Premium
This is very true. Thanks Kyle. You hit it right in the spot!
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EFors Premium
Thank you Kyle. :))
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eatsoap Premium
If you always do what you always did,
you will get what you always got.

( : Getting out of comfort zone is the key!

..and failing 10 000's of times - You have not failed..
You've just found 10 000 ways that won't work
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AlexEvans Premium
Timely information thank you, Kyle. Someone once said any decision is better than no decision at all. It is very motivating realizing that at heart we are all the same. The thing that separates us is the amount of action we are prepared to take.
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Mmorale28 Premium
Thank you Kyle, this came at the right time, we all need some motivation . We well myself struggle everyday to take that plunge, Stepping out of my comfort is what I want and been needing to do for a long time, now is the time and I am definitely working on this. Thank again for sharing this awesome motivational blog.
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myrealityck Premium
Great Info Kyle. Thank you
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wealthtrojan Premium
Beautifully crafted masterpiece. Great one Kyle.
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Eulph Premium
Well, Kyle. I would like to share with everyone a famous quote from John Wooden. "Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts." I really don't believe that Nikola Tesla amongst many others would have given Thomas Edison too much credit, let alone the time of day. But the way that you incorporated it into the body of your text was very appropriate. In the words of "Men on film," from the show "In living color," I give your article two snaps up.
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Angleblade Premium
Love the post it is so true keep trying is one of the keys to success, the others are found in the book think and grow rich which most here will have read. If not it is one not to be missed
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TW2016 Premium
Great post, it's very inspirational and motivational. Too many times, we never realized we are resting in our comfort zone relaxing ad refusing to move out. I like Edison's statement which is really thinking out of the box and using very positive mindset. I will definitely apply the key points mentioned in this article not only to the website but also to my personal life too ;)
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Andyhutch Premium
Good post. The CEO of Toyota once said 'Failure is just one rung on the ladder of success'
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stevej98 Premium
You're right Kyle. A lot of people come across failure and immediately turn round and go back the other way not realising that success lies on the other side of failure.
The solution is to keep going, push on through failure to reach your success.
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Nazmi524 Premium
Thank you Kyle. I believe many newbies and me in WA needed that motivation.
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Nayro Premium
I agree we gave to get out of our comfort zone and face the challenges of life. From this we will definitely get stronger and become more aware. I am up and ready :)
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KatieMac Premium
Great insights Kyle I cannot remember the last time I was in my comfort zone inspirational post and I knew when I started I would be here for the long haul
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peter65 Premium
What a valuable blog. Decision making is a vital part of every business organisation. Sometimes, we should tell ourselves the truth, am one of those that has failed in all that said, But now after reading this blog I am now feeling a sense of guilt, I will get this fixed.
Thanks for sharing, God bless you.
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