One Small Step, One Giant Leap

Last Update: May 16, 2016

I Did It!!.....I finally completed the first course of the Bootcamp!....it felt like i'd landed on the moon!

I know, I know it's not quite as thrilling an achievement as setting foot on the moon, neither is it one that ranks very highly on peoples lists of accomplishments. However I would like to look upon it as a small step, as apposed to a giant Leap. Then again it all depends on the perspective of the achievement.


First Day of School

When I first arrived here at Wealthy Affiliate I was a young lad of 46 and had all the fears you'd expect of a lad that age. Where was my Mum when I needed her, i'll never make any friends here, what if I do something wrong, will I get told off.....all the usual fears we all have experienced in the early years of our schooling.

Ok, so I'm exaggerating a little with the Moon and School thing here. But the point is that I knew absolutely nothing on arrival and when I mean nothing I mean it. My ability on a computer was literally sending and receiving emails, which I knew on the first day that I logged in wasn't going to get me too far.


Fast Forward Nine Months...

What felt like an extremely difficult labour, filled with sleepless nights and a yearning for it all to be over, I finally did it...I completed the first course!!

Although only up until recently have I managed to spend any real time on the course, (due to a busy work schedule) I stuck with it and persevered up till this moment and this is my point. I had no prior knowledge and minimal time to actually learn anything here, but I stuck with it.

My accomplishment can only really be measured by myself and how far I have progressed and increased my understanding with affiliate marketing and my new found skill of using a computer, in comparison to my previous knowledge of the two.

I arrived with no knowledge, finished course one and now I know something, will complete course two and know a little more, then three, then four.....

Small steps and persistence can lead to big change, it's how man reached the moon.

All the best

Tommy


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TommyK Premium
Quite right Michael, I may just stay here!!
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Ultimateless Premium
At least you're on the moon! Now you can take a stroll! lol !
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storm57 Premium
It is a great achievement, it has taken me months to get where I am also. And I still have a long way to go and much to learn
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TommyK Premium
Thanks Gail, if we both keep plodding on i'm certain that we'll get there:)
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dianegailit Premium
I think that is a great accomplishment! I am still working on Bootcamp, course 2, lesson 10 :-) I have been there for awhile......but there is no rush. Enjoy the courses. They are fantastic!
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TommyK Premium
Thank you Diane. The good thing for me is that I set no timeframe on this course, there were too many unknowns for me and that took the stress out of it straight away.
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JudeP Premium
You are doing great Tommy, that's the beauty of these courses that we can all work on them at our own pace. And I know what you mean about scary prospects - I knew absolutely nothing about setting up a website when I got here :)
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TommyK Premium
Thank you for the vote of confidence Jude, there were a few times when I found myself glazing over trying to understand parts of the first course. However i'm through it and pushing on!!...
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