When I quitted my job (with no backup income and only a strong desire to succeed), I told myself that I’m going to build a passive income system that will make money on autopilot. By then, I will travel around the world, and sit in my office and shake legs (meaning: doing nothing).
Is that your dream too?
Well, here’s what is happening……
Yes, I now travel to different countries anytime I like. But I have to carry my laptop wherever I go. When I book hotel, I have to make sure that it comes with high speed internet access.
And yes, I really sit in my office and shake leg (as a habit). But my hands are always on the keyboard and my eyes are glued to the computer screen.
So what happen to my dream?
What happen is I’ve fallen in love with my work. (My wife hates me saying this!)
Sometimes I ask myself, what would I do if I retire. Guess what my answer is? I will still be doing the same thing as what I’m doing now!!!
Will you say you are going to ‘retire’ from your hobby? You won’t, right?
You may be wondering what is it that I’m doing everyday that makes my work so interesting.
Let me tell you the truth……
I’m doing all the boring things that you probably have been dragging yourself to do; things like writing articles, posting ads, replying emails, creating websites and managing freelancers.
I bet this is not the first time you heard people saying that to succeed, you must love what you do. But I bet no one has told you my version:
“To succeed, you must love the boring things that you do.”
Most people can’t succeed online because they’ve been painted with the fantasy of easy money, but when they get down to the actual work, they find it boring and quit. Those who eventually make it are those who love doing the boring stuff.
Don’t ask me how I fell in love with the boring things. It’s like falling in love with your wife (or husband). There is no reason!
So, how do you fall in love with the boring things in internet marketing?
Like I said earlier, I don’t know how. To me, it’s like falling in love with your soul mate. Is it fated? I don’t know.
But what I can tell you is that when I first started, I was motivated by money.
As I went through the process, I slowly get used to it and now it has become part of my life.
Come to think about it, that’s how two person fell in love with each other, isn’t it? You may fall in love with someone for some initial reasons, but when you’re truly in love, what you really love is the feeling of being together.
So the moral behind this is, if you want to fall in love with the boring things that you do, keep working until you get used to it.