It´s something we all have and it´s also something that we all need to have. You see what I have found is that people can be dedicated in certain parts of their life and not dedicated in others.
Let me explain!
Some people are passionate about a sport, a hobby or an interest and they will dedicate a lot of time to it. They will go hours on end pursuing their sport or hobby to the point of forgetting to eat or sleep! Then their are other people that dedicate their spare time to helping others. We all know someone who is a very dedicated person.
Interesting thing is that you will find that some of these dedicated people will not be as dedicated in other parts of their life. Maybe they are not that dedicated in work, or with their partner.
However I want to talk about dedication in relation to building your online business.
Do you have what it takes to build an online business?
I have to ask you that question because lots of people want to build a business online, or would like to build an online business, but the majority don´t have one thing that they need to have in order to be successful!
That one thing, believe it or not is dedication. They must decide this is what they want. Decide on a strategy and stick to it. You see the problem online is that people will jump from one new idea to another.
They receive a new email about a new system, developed by someone who went from zero to hero in 6 short months. They buy in, try it, and then give up.
I am not saying the system does not work, maybe it does, however the purchaser may have given up or jumped to another idea as soon as they something else that caught their eye.
Why so many people fail online
It´s no secret why people fail online. In fact it´s quite simple. They don´t have dedication, they don´t focus 100% on one idea or project, they jump from one thing to another.
You see they try a new technique (maybe it´s a traffic strategy). They want results right away. So they follow the strategy and when they don´t see results in the first week or two they give up and try something else. This is not how the race is won. You need dedication and you need to stick to your strategy.
Of course if you stick with the strategy and after X months you see no results you do need to move on.
What can you do to succeed?
Well you can ensure that you are planning your time wisely. You see time is the only thing that we all have in equal measure. Making money online is not about having more “smarts” than the other person. When you have a process you follow it. However what makes the difference is that the person who manages their time better, can get more done, and quicker.
Again too many people put the hours in online, but they don´t use those hours effectively. There´s so many distractions that they start on a project and then look at their email, facebook or twitter. They get distracted and then think – I put in 4 hours a night and don´t see results. The reality is they may only be putting in 30 minutes of actual work!
My advice for success
My advice is simple. Each week set out a plan of action of what you need to do, it does not need to be 10 tasks. In fact one or two is fine to start. Then take action and get the work done. At the end of the week review what you have done and what you need to improve on. Keep yourself accountable to yourself! By writing things down you can see on paper what needs to be done and what successes you have had.
This means that in a number of weeks you will see the fruit of your labour. And nothing breeds success, like success. The more you see happening the more focused you get.
I recently released a new tool called the Business Planner 2.0 which will help you achieve the goal