The first challenge I will be facing is consistency. I’ve been great at a few things in my life. I’d like to think I was on a “world class” level of competition. Most of them have had little direct effect on my net financial worth. Despite not bringing me wealth, they have taught me what it takes to become one of the best in a given pursuit. The reason I was one of the best in the world at these ventures is because I sunk massive amounts of time and energy into them. When I faced obstacles, I just kept going. Every frustration was more fuel for the fire to become the best. It helped that they were enjoyable and I was fueled by my desire for greatness. Now it is a matter of channeling that same level of desire and enjoyment into another pursuit. Specifically a pursuit that can make me some cash over the long haul. According to the courts, I have countless illegitimate children to feed.
In his book collaboration with Robert Greene, the 50th law, 50 cent says the reason that most people aren’t successful is because they can’t deal with boredom.
“Most people can’t handle boredom. That means they can’t stay on one thing until they get good at it. And they wonder why they’re unhappy.”
Internet Marketing will test the limits of how I can deal with doing things I don’t want to do. Like anything, there are fun aspects and shitty aspects. When you have a guaranteed paycheck it makes it a bit easier to do some things that you don’t want to do. But when you potentially are doing things that aren’t “fun” and don’t have any immediate gratification, it is often more difficult to stick it out. The key to mastery is small incremental steps. Success rarely jumps out and bludgeons you over the head. Learn the fundamentals, execute the fundamentals, rinse, repeat, and eventually champion status is achieved.