Let me tell you something controversial. I am used to hate posts and messages, anyway.
If your friend, whether on Facebook or on Earth (real life), tells you or posts something that talks about the impossibility of a thought, I can guarantee you that that person has not given his 101 percent best to achieve that “thing” yet.
From a Thought to a Thing
A “thing” starts from a “thought.” You got to see it first in your mind. If you dream of becoming a millionaire, you got to see yourself as a millionaire in your mind.
Two years ago, I saw a banner on Google’s search results and it was something like this, “Earn $5,000.00 a month by working at home. What are you waiting for? Jump off the fence!”
At that very moment, my imaginative mind walked my senses and I asked myself, “What if this is true?”
Friends, I have heard many people say “If it’s too good to be true, it must be.” I agree with that statement at a certain degree. However, for me, that’s a statement with an incomplete thought. If I were given the chance to make it a trending tweet on Twitter, I’d have said, “If it’s too good to be true, it may be or may not be true only if I tried.”
What am I trying to point out here? I am not telling you to walk my talk and you talk my walk. You’re not Jaycee Silverio De Guzman, are you? I always preach the fact that a mere observation is less painful and less costly so you got to consider what others are saying and writing. However, there are things in life that you got to check who said or wrote those words.
Let me give you a practical example. When I buy a book, I don’t simply buy a book because I feel buying it or perhaps the cover page is eye-catchy. I buy the book because of the author’s credibility and authority in his lines of expertise.
Two Types of People on Earth
In my experience brainstorming with people from different countries, I have noticed that there are two types of people who walk this Earth. How many? Two.
1. People who talk and write about things because that’s what people say and write based on what’s happening in unison.
2. People who talk and write about things based on their experience.
The First Type of People: The Doubters
Let me talk about the first type of people. I once joined a group on Facebook. I was observing how people converse there and I noticed that they were not used to people who say “Hey, I’m good at this and that.” To them, when you say you’re good, you’re blowing your own horn already. To them, you got to wait for someone (a proxy perhaps?) to introduce who you are. They equate humility with low self-esteem (I’ll talk more about this in another article).
So to cut the story short, I made a post that tells them that it is literally possible to earn $1,000.00 by just writing one sales copy. Low and behold, their responses simply say that I am “The Impossible Man.” There I read again the rusty phrase: “If it’s too good to be true, it is.”
I made an informal survey and I found out that all of them haven’t even tried writing a sales copy for $1,000.00 yet. They started to check my opportunities for improvement, what I lack, what I should have done, and more. So I searched the exit road and told myself, “I was offering you a realization about the possibility of writing a sales copy for a minimum of $1,000.00 and I was willing to share with you how I started and where I started. But since you don’t believe me, it’s fine. It won’t affect my business in anyway.”
The Second Type of People: The Believers
Friends, I’m not saying that having a rightful doubt is a big mistake or is a sin. We just need to make sure that when someone tells us an overwhelming possibility, there are only two things that we can do – it’s either we believe or deny the person. Your instinct may scream: “It’s too good to be true!” Then, let yourself have a little amount of doubt but don’t let doubt take over your belief without making a sound research on your own. As I always say, you’ll never know what you’re gaining or losing until you try.
If I let my if-it’s-too-good-to-be-true-it-is instinct take over my believing attitude, I should still be pulling my feet to report for work every single day. I won’t be able to enjoy going on vacation wherever I want to and whenever I want to. I won’t be able to get a feel of the joy of giving.
What Did I Do as a Believer?
Two years ago, I spent almost three months in research. I was researching what I can do with the skills that I have through Internet Marketing. I have the passion in writing, web designing, social media marketing and technical support. I searched if there are people who provide those services. I searched where do they market their service, how do they market their services, how do they handle customer complaints, what are their quality control processes, what are their rates, how do they form their promotional rates and more. For almost three straight months, I slept for three to five hours a day and I was only able to earn the very first US dollar in my entire life on the last quarter of the third month.
One day, I woke up that money really grows on trees. I woke up that my laptop is an ATM already. I can imagine how some people will call me “The Impossible Man” if I were to post these last two sentences again on a Facebook group filled with people who are not used to people who have turned once-upon-a-time-impossible-things possible.
See It in Your Mind. Do It in Your Hands.
At that precise moment, I saw my laptop as an ATM. I saw the tree outside our window as a money-tree. I believed. I worked for it. I have made it happen. But of course, I didn’t do it all by myself. My wife and son are always beside me in everything I do. Without my wife’s trust to her husband and without my son’s applause to his father’s success, I won’t be where I am now. Above all, I believed, and still believe, that I can do all things through Christ.
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