Learn From Your Defeat

When I first decided to share my message with the world, I thought that as soon as I wrote one blog post, people will come to me from many different places. However, as soon as I posted my first blog post and received merely 50 views, I feel very defeated. – The negative energy tried to convince me how I should stop writing those articles.

However, as my heart started to dig deeper into the black hole that would put me in misery and agony, the other voice, my intuition would jump into my thought from time to time.

“Henry, stop it,” – My intuition warned me.

“I only got 50 views for my first blog post,” – I replied as I got very disappointed.

“Seriously, you are relatively unknown in the marketplace. You can’t compete with just one article,” – My intuition reminded me.

“Okay?” – I replied.

Keep writing more articles, and you’ll see,” – My intuition replied.

I stop grumbling to myself out of my disappointments. Instead, I made it a routine to keep writing two articles for every article that didn’t fly. Soon, one of my stories got accepted by the good men project in which I officially became a columnist. (Read my post on GMP) – Then, I learned that my audience became hungry for more contents.

As I keep writing more blog posts, I realized that a lot of people started to email me on the type of contents they want me to write. – It is the reason why one of my latest posts received 250 views. However, I still feel that it wasn’t good enough compared to other bloggers who have attracted 10,000 views per post.

“Stop acting like a child,” – My intuition jumps into my thought.

“But, it is a lot of work,” – I replied.

Do it. Make everyday successful. That’s your job as a leader,” – My intuition reaffirmed me.

I stayed silent as I trust my intuition 100%. I know for the fact that every single time that I allowed my emotion to take charge of my thought and actions, I failed miserably. It was the reason WHY I keep writing more and more articles on a daily basis. I know that if I write two stories a day, by the end of one year, I would have written 730 articles. At that moment, the odds of getting higher viewer rate would be endless.

Of course, it does require a lot of discipline, perseverance, and self-motivation. Also, I would need to invest 3 to 4 hours each day in writing high-quality articles. It allows each person that read the article understands what it takes to live a limitless life. As I am writing this sentence, I received a private message from a top real estate agent.

“Henry, I am inspired by what you do. I started to write for my blog on a regular basis. I want to say you are awesome. Can I copy what you do?,” – Ms. R replied.

“Absolutely,” – I replied without hesitation.

I didn’t realize that by writing articles on a regular basis, I inspire other people to share their messages with the world. – It reminded me of my younger brother. Decades ago, I told my brother that he needed to do this, this, and that to change his life. He got annoyed.

“Stop telling me what to do, brother. Look at you. If you want me to be better, fix your life first,” – My brother told me in a stern voice.

“Okay,” – I replied.

Since that time, I decided to mind my own business. I asked myself to start focusing on upgrading myself. I stopped telling people what they need to do with their life. Instead, I concentrated my attention on building my business, networking with top experts, as well as improving my physical appearance. — A few years later, my brother approached me.

“Brother, I am proud of you. How did you do it?” – My brother asked me.

I smiled as I realized that I couldn’t change anyone but myself. However, I can inspire others through my actions. When I understood the concept, I look at every defeat that I faced as a milestone to do better.

Instead of looking at the setback that I experienced as a way to sabotage my life, I use each defeat that I faced as an excuse for me to grow.

Example #1:

In 2001, I decided to create my first website. At that time, I had no clue what HTML was. I spent hours and hours trying to find coders. In the end, I couldn’t afford the price tag of $25,000. Instead of feeling defeated, I decided to learn how to write an HTML code on a notepad.

Example #2:

In 2003, I decided to write my first book. I thought it was the way to go. When I met the guy who owned the printing company, he told me that my first book would fail. – I got very fed up with his response. Instead of getting all upset, I went out and did a nice five-figure on my first launch.

Also, I learned the power of joint venture marketing from scratch. Besides, I got to meet some of the legends in my former industry. Later on, I became close friends with many of them.

Example #3:

In 2004, I decided to invent a new technology called “117” campaign in which I asked many of marketing friends from the relationship I built in 2003 to give away their products for free in exchange for free subscribers.

Within 48 hours, I received 3,000+ hate emails. One messaged that I received asked me to kill myself and die. For more than four months, I was afraid to sign in to my email account as it traumatized me. – As much as I felt distraught by the tragedy I faced, it allowed me to read 100+ books in four months.

Example #4:

In 2007, I became one of the few entrepreneurs in the boiling room where I got to network with some of the world-class entrepreneurs around the globe. Instead of being humble, I became way too arrogant in which every friend started to avoid me. – Within few years, 99% of the marketers avoided working with me.

The darkest hours of my life made me realize that if I should always stay humble regardless of how much success I achieved. This experience has also become the stepping stone to get to where I am today.

You see, I can go on and on with one example after another. The reality is when you feel defeated; you know that you are on the right track for greater success in life.

The question is, “What will you promise yourself for every single setback you face in your life?

Will you stay defeated and beating yourself down where you keep feeling sorry for yourself? Or will you make a vow to write two new articles for every one write-up that didn’t fly? – Well, let me know in the comment below. I would love to hear from you.

And, don’t forget to download my new e-book, “The Limitless Mindset” for free at http://thelimitlessmindset.com. It will show you how to unleash your power to fulfill your duty & mission in life.

Limitless For Life,

Henry Gold
Author, Speaker, Limitless Potential Expert, Entrepreneur

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