Throwing In The Towel

I believe that the number one way to find financial success is to first find what you love doing, and then find a way to get paid for doing it.

I see people that spend weeks asking everyone they talk to for online business opportunities that they can make money at. It never crosses their mind to ask about specific business ideas or opportunities.

The only true criteria they have for a business venture, is just one that makes money. The next week or so, I see the same individuals asking how to know when it is time to throw in the towel.

When you are trying to make a success out of doing or promoting something you are not truly passionate about, and the only goal is money, you are not likely to survive the growth period of making that business successful.

Throwing in the towel was just never an option I made available to myself because I truly believe in the things that I do. For me it has always been simply a matter of working until I found what worked.

I think where people get into trouble is that they jump from one new idea to another, without ever truly taking the time to find out what does and does not work. They want overnight results and often give up right before they may have seen the success they were looking for.

The flip side of that coin is those people who blindly stick to one way of doing things, even if it is not working, and expect different results.

You have to find the balance between sticking with a method long enough to give it a chance to work, and adjusting your plan of attack as needed. Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar tells a story about how plans change, decisions don’t. That story really sums it all up for me, by teaching us to keep our eyes focused on the destination, but not to be afraid to take a few detours when we need to.


J. Cricket Walker

Small Business Marketing Consultant and SEO Training Specialist
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What keeps you going on days when you feel like giving up and throwing in the towel?