A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the exploits of a 90 year old who had run 100s of marathons…
…but had only run his first one when he was in his sixties.
The point was you are never too old. It is just a handy excuse/reason to not do or acheive something
We tend to put limitations on ourselves, limitations that frankly are not there in the real world.
These imagined shackles might be based around age, or about our education, or our sex, or our looks, or our…
…I won’t go on, I’m sure you get the message.
However for every one of these factors you can point to someone who has gone out there despite their ‘handicap’ and just got the job done.
Whether you are talking about…
J K Rowling, the single mother who struggled to write and then get her Harry Potter novels published
or Rosa Parks who decided she wasn’t going to give up her seat despite the consequences
or Beethoven who despite being deaf wrote some of the most memorable and well known music ever…
all of them didn’t believe that the very real limitations in their life should stop them achieving what they wanted to achieve.
I could have referenced hundreds of others, both famous and not so famous who, despite very good reasons why they shouldn’t, have succeeded.
They basically just didn’t recognise the limitations, or used them to spur them on to their ultimate success.
Therefore my challenge to you if you haven’t yet succeeded online is to firstly recognise what you limiting beliefs are and then put them to one side for a moment.
Start focusing on potential solutions rather than all the reasons you can’t succeed.
You’ll be amazed at what a small shift of focus from the problem to the solution can make.
Your brain is a pretty decent bit of kit but, you need to focus it in the right areas to get the right results.
Focus it on why you can’t do something and it is bloody good at coming up with pretty convincing reasons why you can’t succeed.
However start focusing on why/how you could do something and all of a sudden all that computing power is freed up to come up with answers.
Try this shift of focus for a week and I’d love to hear how it goes for you.
In the meantime another good example of someone succeeding despite their ‘limitations’, is Duncan Flynn.
Duncan is someone I now regard as a friend, however I first came across him in a group that we are both a member of. He’s an Aussie, but I can’t hold that against him 😉
In Duncan’s own words, he is an ‘old fart’, at least in terms of Internet Marketing.
However despite what some might regard as his advanced years (he is actually only 60), and his limited computer knowledge, he had that attitude of what can I do to overcome his limitations.
To cut a long story short, he was so good at this, that over a very short period I watched in amazement as he built his list at a breakneck speed.
From a standing start less than 12 months ago, he is well over 20,000 and growing fact.
Being a good marketer and a good learner, he realised that other marketers would be very interested in the strategy he has used. Consequently he has put together a very down to earth, step by step resource, recounting exactly what he is doing to create the success he has been achieving.
So whatever your age, if you are interested in building a list (and building it very quickly), you might want to check out what Duncan has been doing.
You can check it out by clicking HERE