Whether you believe you can or you can’t you are right – Henry Ford

I was watching an internet marketing DVD over the weekend, and the speaker put this quotation on the screen for the audience to have a think about at the end of his speech.  He didn’t say anything else about it, just for the audience to think about what it means.

This got me thinking, and it makes perfect sense.  I already have motivation to try my very best to accomplish my goals, now I’m more motivated than I ever was before.

What do you want to accomplish online or even in your life generally?  Well, of course, my blog is about internet marketing, so I will talk in terms of accomplishing your goals on line as an internet marketer.   By the way, when I say internet marketer, I also include auction sites such as eBay.  After all that is a form of marketing too.

Have you got ideas in your head of what you want to achieve online?  Let’s say you want to create your own product, as this is probably true for most people who want to succeed, as this is what we are continually being told by those who have become successful right?  So let me ask you a question. If you have a project but you have not yet finished it, or even started it, then why not?  Ask yourself that question now.

Did you say ‘I don’t know how to do it?’  Did you answer, ‘I can’t do it?’  Did you say ‘I haven’t written that eBook because I don’t think it will sell.’  Either way, they all have the same meaning.  If this was your answer, then you are right.  It wont sell.  You can’t do it so why even bother.


….. am I wrong about you.  Did you say, I have an idea of what I want to do, and I know it will be a success.  If this is your answer.  You are 100% correct. it will work.  Your product will sell and you will make it a success.

Basically, if you truely believe that you wont succeed, then you are not even going to try.  You wont put in the hours necessary to make a success of what ever your ideas are.  Does that make sense?

On the other hand, if you know you will be successful, you know that your product idea will bring in a substantial amount of money, then you are going to make that effort.  You will write that eBook and do a proper job of it.  You will put in the time and effort necessary.

Whether you believe you can or you can’t you are right. 

Now I want to ask you another question.  What do you want to achieve, even if it seems impossible?  Do you want to pay of your mortgage and all of your debts, credit cards and/or loans within the next two years?  Do you want to own a million pound house?  You are probably saying to yourself, I’m on cloud cuckoo, and there is no way you can achieve this.  Well, if that is what you are thinking, then you are right….you wont do it.

But what if you really believed you could….?

Now, I have done this, and I would like you to do the same.  Get a piece of paper and a pen, and write down what you would like to achieve from the internet, and give yourself a date of when you want to achieve it by.  It might be in 2 years time, 3 years, or longer still.  So you might have something like ‘In 5 years time, I would like to have…..’

Now write it again, but instead of writing ‘I would like’, write, ‘I will have’.  So it might read, ‘In 5 years time I will have a beach front villa in Portugal’, for example.  Or ‘By the end of the year, I will be a power seller on eBay.’  But don’t just stick to one thing.  Go on, be greedy.  If you want a beach front villa in Portugal, you will want to be able to enjoy it right?  So you may have something like……

‘In 5 years time, I will have

  • A beach front villa in Portugal all paid for
  • Have a million pound in the bank
  • My kids in a private school

Now read it out loud.  Does that feel good?  Read it out loud every day.  This will motivate you and you will believe you can accomplish these goals.  You also have goals to work towards so therefore you will accomplish these goals.

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