Don't Quit 3 Feet From Gold!

Last Update: June 01, 2018

You won't make your fortune sitting around waiting for shit to just happen. You have to take massive action today! When writing your articles for your site you have to know that most aren't going to drive the traffic you need to be successful online.

whatchu talkin bout willis......

That Damn Pareto Principle

If you are not familiar with the Pareto principle it states roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. So only 20% of your articles are going to drive 80% of the traffic. That's why at the beginning of your online business you need to have the personal will power to push through to the results you desire.

Because just like me, it will seem like you are writing and writing and writing, oh and writing and not seeing any results. The results will come you just have to have the tenacity to keep writing until you find success.

Do a quick Google search for Napoleon Hill’s Three Feet From Gold. It's what pushed me through the hards times. Read it first and them come back to this article.

I know its tough when your just starting your online business but just know that by quitting you could be stopping just 3 feet short from your vein of gold. I worked tirelessly for almost 9 months and I myself almost gave up more times then I can count. But this story kept playing in the back of my mind.

And I am lucky it did.

Because in month 10 I made my first commision sale and by month 19 I had replaced my entire 9 to 5 income, well more like 11 to 11 income, I worked second shift. It has now been almost two years since I have had a real job and I am so glad I didn't quit 3 feet from my vein of gold and I owe it all to Wealthy Affiliate.

So I will leave you with this...

The number one goal you should have each day is to simply take whatever action is necessary to get you towards your goal and never stop.

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BarbaraN Premium
Thanks for a great post, MDay849. I needed that. I'm at a point were nothing seems to come out right. I keep telling myself that I've invested too much time and energy to quit.What's another saying' "It's the darkest before the dawn" I'm in this until I see the dawn.
So, you just keep digging until you hit gold.
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MAXINEG Premium
Quitters never win.

We need to remember why we started our online business in the first place.

Also, we need to give our businessrd as much time as us needed to be successful.

Stopping right before we reach the vein would be all for naught.

Have a blessed day.

Blessings always
Maxine
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Marley2016 Premium
Mike,
Thanks for sharing - love the 3 feet from gold -
some days I think we all have the feeling of
defeat and would love to quit - but if we can all
take a lesson away from what you have just
given us - then none of should ever give up on
our online business just keep writing our posts
and one day that one post maybe number 999
will be the one.
Thank you so very much - very inspirational.
Susan
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JulieDornan1 Premium
Ok thanks for the inspiration. I will keep going. I am finding it hard and I have only just started about two months ago. Wow it seems to take many months, it is like writing a book. I was going to do that a few years ago but never finished it. Willpower is needed certainly.
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laurenjean Premium
Oh, I hear you Julie! I've had writing a book on my agenda for decades. Hehe. And yes, it can take a while for your website to gain authority. Hang in there.
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JulieDornan1 Premium
I wrote the book on paper years ago but took sick. I don't know where if is now. It is best to keep going if we don't die of frustration first.
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newmarketpro Premium
That's kind of reminder we need to tell ourselves. Just do not quit. Don't give up! Thanks for the reminder Michael. And congratulation for making it happened for you.

Joe
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laurenjean Premium
YES!!! That's exactly the kind of story I love reading. I always wonder whether I'm just about to crest the hill... to reach that moment when all the hard work starts paying off.
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marytegavota Premium
Think rich. Grow Rich is applicable back then as is now. Congrats.
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marytegavota Premium
Think rich. Grow Rich is applicable back then as is now. Congrats.
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marytegavota Premium
Think rich. Grow Rich is applicable back then as is now. Congrats.
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WendaSue Premium
Great post.
The best way to fail is to quit. NEVER!!!!
See ya at the top!
Wendi
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Bryan8 Premium
Napoleon Hill was a man born before his time. Think and Grow Rich from 1937 is STILL as meaningful today as it was back then.

Hill has kept my head up when I should have given up too!
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Kyle Premium
The one thing I have never liked about the "pareto logic" is the fac that most people use this as an excuse that they can fail. If only 20% of people reap 80% of the rewards, then there is a good chance that I will fail right?

Well, not exactly. Anyone can be part of the 20% and I would argue that the 20% number can grow within any field, niche or category. It comes down to effort and as you say, giving yourself time and not giving up 3 feet away from the gold.

People have the tendency to give their business efforts a month or two, but it is usually month 3-6 where the momentum and breakthroughs really start to happen. Most people I would argue stop just short of their gold.
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Windflower Premium
Psychologically, it's really hard to push through that feeling of failure, when nothing happens during those first three months. I'm at the 4 month point on my site, and I've received 4, count them, 4 clicks in Search Console. It's very hard to keep going.
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LouisaB Premium
Wow! Thank you for sharing this informational and inspiring blog. I can see you have been there and done just that, and I know you know what you're talking about. I read Napoleon Hill, some years ago, but I would love to get my hands on a copy of this book.

Napoleon Hill is a very inspiring writer, he is ver persuasive in his talks. Anyway, nice meeting you, and wish you continued success.

Louisa B
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shazzaWA Premium
Fantastic Michael and a timely reminder for me. And you are right about only 20% or so of your content brings in the traffic and eventually commissions. In the end it truly rewards those who are willing to do the work, keep doing the work, not getting results, not giving up and just continue doing the work! Thanks, great post!
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