What Is Progress And How Do You Measure It??
My youngest son has just completed his A’Levels this Summer and on 16th August he received his results. Whow, I am humbled, proud and full of admiration as he did so exceptionally well. The net result of all his hard work was that he was offered a place at the University of his choice and it happens to be one of the best in the world.
I am telling you this, not to boast, but for a reason. Firstly he is insistent that I do not bleather about his achievements on social media as so many others have done. Secondly I wanted to use it as an example of what can be achieved when you take action and apply what you have learnt.
Lets start with him. About two and a half years ago he was not very confident about life in general. His mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer (She’s fine now). I had almost lost everything in the recession and was fairly broke, my father, his grandfather was dying of cancer, we were lacking stability and my son had mild dyspraxia meaning that he had to use his laptop for any written work he did.
We were at a crossroads and then he was presented with an opportunity to go on an expedition to the Arctic with 9 other kids. He trained hard, endured the hardships of being on the ice with sub zero temperatures and hungry polar bears and trecked 110 kilometers pulling his own sledge. This was the turning point in our lives.
He returned, decided on his subjects for A’Level, committed himself and went back to school telling me that he knew he could achieve great things through hard work and dedication. His predicted grades were not great but he was happy, got the head down and worked hard. And so we get to the now and with great results (much better than predicted) he has set himself up for a very positive and successful future.
It is absolutely no different for every one of us if that is what we want. In other words, if you are reading this as part of the P2S programme or are thinking of getting involved in an online business then you will have your own special reasons for doing so.
Possibly you want to earn more, or you are unhappy with your current job, or you may want to bolster up your funds for retirement. Whatever your reason remember you definitely can succeed on your journey. However you must remember that success will not automatically land on your plate.
To achieve your slice of success you need to find somebody like John Thornhill to show you how to put it all together. You need to put in the hard work, taking action to implement the various strategies.You need to keep motivated and committed. If, like my young son you do all of these things YOU WILL succeed and the world can be your oyster. Go for it and take action now.