Have you ever just sat and thought about the really successful people and why are they so successful?
They are certainly no cleverer than you probably – and a lot of the most successful people did not have a formal education. So how did people like Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and, in more modern times, Bill Gates achieve the results they have?
It is the belief and focus that led to their greatness. Not one of these three people finished college. Bill Gates left Harvard to start Microsoft and Henry Ford and Thomas Edison never even went on to a secondary education. Thomas Edison is known as the forefather of the modern times because of his many inventions.
They were all passionate believers in their own abilities and they stayed focused and were not swayed by what others thought or said. I think focus and persistence is almost the same thing.
This particularly applies to anyone who ventures into the field of internet marketing. As a student or newbie in this field, you will often get comments similar to – “get yourself a second job and earn some money” or “don’t waste your time and energy, you will never make money like that”.
Just smile at any family member or friends who talk to you like that. Never take your eye off the results you want to achieve. This is where you must stay focused on what you believe. It is the belief that you have the ability to get your desired results.
It took Thomas Edison thousands of attempts before he perfected the electric light bulb. He tested 3000 filaments alone. We all know that Henry Ford was the first person to build a car, it had never been done before – but he stayed focused on what he believed.
If people are so persistent or focused, they will attain what they set out to do. Never allow yourself to be discouraged.
This saying is attributed to Thomas Edison and I find it very true. “Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a ’genius’ is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.”