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Life Is Not Instant Coffee - Great Article For Those Who Want To Make Money

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by TheMatrix, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. TheMatrix

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    Today, I took my English exam, and one of our passages, that we got really touched me. It tore apart all that I had though about making money online: it's easy, it's quick, I don't need to do anything blah blah!

    So I though, why not share with other blackhatters here! I have typed the complete article for you guys.

    It has changed my perception now. Hope you can also learn from it.

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    LIFE IS NOT INSTANT COFFEE

    A piano teacher described an interesting encounter she had with a young lady who came to inquire about music lessons. The young lady asked her, ?How long will this curse take? My father tells me that it is in fashion now to be able to play musical instruments and that I should learn on quickly. I want something that will be quick, fast and easy like, like??.? When the amused teacher explained that it would take a lifetime of meticulous practice to learn music, her face fell and, needless to say, she never came back.

    The single most important factor that distinguishes those of us who succeed in any venture and those of us who don?t is this ?instant coffee? attitude. Most of us want results quickly. We want to reach the top immediately and get worked up when things go wrong. Perseverance and patience are forgotten words. We get upset, frustrated and angry when a skill or activity requires us to put in a lot of effort and time. We get dejected and want to give it up. Things should be easy. Why should things take long? It is unfair!

    Life is too short and there is not enough time to do all the things we want to. We tend to compare with others and get upset when they seem to be doing well- dismissing their achievement as pure luck, or think that they have support, help, approach ?. That God is being too kind to them and not to us. And so we give up. But such thinking serves no good. For, it doesn?t solve the problem. Life is tough for those with the ?instant coffee? attitude.

    Success, real success, and happiness come to those who have a ?bread-making? attitude. Those who are willing to knead the dough, wait for hours for it to rise, only to punch it down an denied some more, wait for another couple of hours for it to rise again, then bake it before it is ready to be eaten. Nothing is instantaneous. For every Endeavour ? whether in the area of career, academic, music sports, relationships, physical fitness, or even in spirituality ? it is a long arduous journey.

    Only if we are willing to put in the time, painstaking effort and have faith can we get results. If we don?t accept this difficult ? but ? true fact of life, our lives will be from being happy and fulfilling. For we may not make that extra effort which can change the course of life dramatically, for the good. I often come across clients who have changed therapists ? and do that even after they have spoken with me ? because they are on the lookout for a therapist who will instantly give them relief from their problems. One who will ensure that by the time they reach home from the therapist?s office, they will have wonderfully, fulfilling relationships with their families! No wonder, most of us get bitter and disillusioned with life and ourselves and look for escape routes which seem to promise quick result.

    The major problems with these ?instant coffee? solutions are that they are invariably shortlived. If we stubbornly refuse to give up this search for quick solutions, all we odd is end up on the working track. We never gain anything lasting form them. However, if we just pause to analyse what we are doing, we will realize how much time we are wasting searching for such magical solutions which simply do not exist. We actually save time when we stop this futile search and accept the proven methods of trading the straight and narrow, however difficult it may seem initially.

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    Best of luck,
    Matrix
     
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  2. TK421

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    Good article and so true!

    The instant coffee people will never make it online despite the thousands of different instant coffee formulas for sale!! Most of which are for sale on the Warrior Forum!

    Patience, perseverance and the willingness to learn from your mistakes are all you need to make money online. If you lack any of them you're gonna fail.
     
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  3. Nike59

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    We all get the same number of minutes and hours in a day to work, create, live, and prosper. It's how we use those hours that make the real difference in terms of quality of our lives and value of our projects. All things are difficult before they are easy. Take action now. That's all you need to do:).
     
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  4. TheMatrix

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    This is not only about any particular Internet community. This is about everyone, everywhere!

    I've seen so many methods here on BHW which are great, and I respect the people sharing them. But it makes others get illusioned that success and money is easy, and doesn't need much effort. But when they face the reality, they get so much disappointed, that they question their actions. They get upset, and finally decide to leave IM.
     
  5. FireTheWild

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    Nice article. Thanks for the share.
     
  6. Ribbit

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    So so true.

    I've only been in the IM game for around a year.

    It amazes me how many people laugh or put you down when you tell them about IM stuff.

    Questions like how much have you made so far, are you quitting work yet and why don't you give it up.

    I aim to be in this for the long haul so I don't want a quick fix or instant millionaire overnight as that wont happen.

    Slowly slowly catches the monkey.

    I see eventually that it wont be one method that makes me the money it's various methods combined.

    And at least I enjoy all this stuff it still amazes me how many people don't have a clue about all of these things they are forwarding to friends on fb to win coupons :).
     
  7. jiipodd

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    This was a good read. Thanks.

    I admit that I have had the instant coffee attitude, especially when I started IM.

    No doubt, there are some methods that can lead to a quick income, but those usually require a skill set or a budget you most likely don't have (like knowing how to use PPC efficiently, product creation and promotion etc).

    Like many successful BHW members have said - focus on (building a) business, not methods.
     
  8. hzwill

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    I was failed in the past year of IM(my first year).

    After reading this article, I think the reason why I failed is that I want to drink instant coffee.
     
  9. TheMatrix

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    You didn't failed my friend. You succeeding in teaching yourself what not to do. :D

    Everything in life is a lesson!
     
  10. mahan_eesh

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    This is one must read for anyone in any field.. :) :) thanks for putting this article my fellow indian & a valuable bhw member :) :)